Illicit trade in small arms and light weapons

the case of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) by Donald P. Chimanikire

Publisher: TRADES CENTRE in Harare, Zimbabwe

Written in English
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Statementby Donald P. Chimanikire.
SeriesTrade & development issues ;, no. 16, Trade & development studies issues ;, 16.
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. ;
Number of Pages25
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Open LibraryOL3360131M
LC Control Number2004411176

Get this from a library! International assistance for implementing the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects: findings of a global survey. [Kerry Maze; Sarah Parker, (Firearms researcher); United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.] -- In the five years since the adoption of the .   Eradicating the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, in all its aspects, and addressing the misuse of both illegally- and legally-owned small arms, requires paying attention to the human factors behind the supply, demand and misuse of such weapons at all levels of society. It also requires. China is a leading exporter of small arms and lights weapons (SALW) and is a popular supplier among states looking for inexpensive or alternative sources of SALW. While China has stated its commitment to preventing the illicit trade in SALW and formally recognizes the destabilizing effect that SALW transfers can have, it is one of the least transparent arms exporters.   Following the outcomes of the Third United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, which acknowledged the importance of considering new challenges and opportunities arising from .

  Attacking the global illicit trade in small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) is an important initiative which the international community should, indeed must, address because of its wide ranging effects. The illicit trade in SA/LW can be used to exacerbate conflict, threaten civilian populations in regions of conflict, endanger the work of.   Small Arms and Light Weapons. Small arms and light weapons claim more lives than any other kind of weapons. Since , States have been cooperating under an UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. In June , the fifth biennial meeting of States Parties .   If all defense products are considered — aircraft, ammunition, small arms, light weapons, cluster munitions, and more — the sector amounts to roughly $60 billion annually, of which about $   Illicit weapons are not tied to smuggling operations in the South, but to the formal import and export business in the North. Philippine Customs data monitored by UN Comtrade and the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers show that the Philippines imported , guns valued at $ million from to

Dahinden, Erwin, Julie Dahlitz, and Nadia Fischer. Small arms and light weapons: legal aspects of national and international regulations: a contribution to the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects and Its follow-up process. Geneva: UN. UN. Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects ( New York).   On Friday 10 June the 6th Biennial Meeting of States (BMS) to Consider Implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (POA) and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI) concluded at UN Headquarters in New York. Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC July 2, The Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons. On Friday, July 6, , a Senior State Department official will brief (off camera) on U.S. objectives for the United Nations Conference on the "Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects."The briefing will be held at p.m.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The small arms trade (also called Small arms proliferation and the small arms market) is the markets of both authorized and illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW), as well as their parts, accessories, and ammunition.

The General Assembly, in its Resolution 56/24V, welcomed the adoption of the PoA and reiterated Member States' support for action to curb the illicit flow of small arms and light fourth volume in the Arms Control and Disarmament Law series addresses the issue of small arms and light weapons from the legal point of view, presented at the seminar.

Campaign to Address the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and to Promote the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) On the international stage, PGA Members have an unmatched track record of promoting ratification and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty and advocating for improved compliance with the UN Programme of Acton on SALW.

Weapons Compass: Mapping Illicit Small Arms Flows in Africa finds that cross-border trafficking by land is the most prominent type of illicit arms flow affecting countries on the continent.

The weapons trafficked comprise both those sourced from within the continent—such as legacy weapons recycled from earlier conflicts and weapons diverted. Illicit small arms trafficking is the illegal transfer of weapons.

Illicit weapons trade may occur when the weapons surface in the black market or when they are used in an unauthorized method. The illicit weapons trade in small arms has been at least partially blamed for the persistence of wars across the African continent.

Currently, approximately 30 million firearms are being. The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects () () Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons. On 22 Junethe Government of Italy in cooperation with the UNODC Global Firearms Programme hosted a joint side event in the margins of the Third Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons to discuss experiences in translating firearms data into concrete action against the illicit trafficking in.

This was the first thematic resolution on small arms adopted by the Council focusing on the illicit transfer, destabilising accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.

18 March S/RES/ This resolution was Illicit trade in small arms and light weapons book the proliferation of small arms as a threat to peace and security in West Africa. region of the world.4 The UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects provides a unique opportunity to develop an international strategy for addressing this serious threat.

Most illicit SALW began as legal weapons and the diversion of civilian weapons is one source of supply. ON ILLICIT TRADE IN SMALL ARMS. Mons. Celestino Migliore, Under-Secretary for Relations With States. Civilian population suffers the consequence of illicit trade in light weapons and small arms.

The International Conference on Illicit Trade in Small Arms is taking place in New York from July. Illicit Trafficking The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons occurs in all parts of the globe but is concentrated in areas afflicted by armed conflict, violence, and organized crime, where the demand for illicit weapons is often highest.

United Nations (UN) Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. The UN initiated the Programme of Action after initial study on effect of small arms on the societies.

In JulyUN conducted a conference on the Illicit Trade of SALW in All its Aspects. The trade of illicit arms is seen all around the world, but mainly takes place in areas that are in conflict. Although all types of weapons are generally involved in the trade, the UN mainly focuses on small and light arms, for many reasons.

Small arms account for over half of all of the weapons in the trade. “The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects and assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them: Report of the Secretary-General" (A/72/) 7 Jul UN Photo/Mark Garten.

illicit flow of small arms and light weapons. Programme of Action Adopted at the July Conference: To prevent, combat, and erad-icate the illicit trade in SALW, the State partici-pants in the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Lights Weapons in All Its Aspects adopted a wide range of politi.

Grenada perspective ILLICIT TRADE IN SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS 2. FIREARMS SEIZURES IN THE PAST THREE (3) YEARS (Source: Royal Grenada Police Force) thus far No.

of operations 13 14 9 No. of firearms seized 13 14 10 Arrests 11 12 5 - Males 10 12 5 - Females 1 0 0. Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects(hereafter referred to as the UN Conference). This version takes into account the Programme of Action (PoA) adopted by the UN Member States as well as other emerging or consolidated initiatives in the western hemisphere States in New York to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action (POA) on the illicit trade in small arms.

The program was initiated in July to keep a check on the ever-growing illicit trade on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and to help countries, combat this pernicious problem.

While the forum has worked. The systematic collection, adequate recording and publication of information concerning the markings on recovered illicit ammunition for small arms and light weapons would enhance transparency and.

terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking, the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons has the potential to affect any country in the world at any time Focused efforts to identify and curb the sources and methods of the illicit trade via robust export controls, law.

Australia and other members of the international community recognise the need for early, concerted action to address the problems posed by small arms and light weapons. United Nations Programme of Action. A United Nations international conference on the illicit arms trade in all its aspects was held in July The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons Statement Statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the Second Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its.

Another important source for light weapons within Southeast Asia is China, which currently has at least 15 factories producing small arms. Illicit sales of these stocks has been encouraged by capital losses resulting from a decline in the legal demand for small arms, and further facilitated by corrupt officials, the absence of strong controls.

InUN member states signed up to a politically binding plan to tackle small arms. The UN Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) is a central tool, one that has laid the foundation for action at the national, regional and global levels.

Inthe governments signed the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects. However it has two major drawbacks: first, it is NOT a legally binding instrument, and second, it only relates to the illegal trade.

Matt Schroeder and Rachel Stohl. The illicit proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons ranks among today’s most pressing security threats.

Tens of thousands of people are killed or wounded each year in conflicts that are fought primarily with these weapons and in crime-ridden areas outside of conflict zones.

Particularly troubling is the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons (SA/LW). SA/LW account for an estimated % of the ,+ conflict deaths each year (Small Arms Survey ) and tens of thousands of additional deaths outside of war zones. They are also the weapons of choice for many terrorists.

Small Arms and Light Weapons. The Small Arms Survey estimates that there are more than one billion firearms in the world, the vast majority of which are in civilian hands. There are about 21 firearms for every residents in the United States, 53 in Yemen, 39 in Montenegro and Serbia, and 35 in Canada and Uruguay.

Controlling illicit trade in small arms and light weapons will ensure that the Philippines remains a peaceful and progressive country that is not threatened by armed violence. Special Envoy Concepcion further said that the Philippines has completed the draft of the Philippine National Action Plan on Small Arms and Light Weapons.

The UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (PoA) is a globally agreed framework for activities to counter the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons and control the negative consequences of Small Arms and Light Weapons.

It was adopted by all UN member states in Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA) This programme was agreed to in July It seeks to encourage countries to create stricter national laws in order to stop the sale of illegal guns.

Countries should control the export, and import of weapons as well as the transport. Includes the text of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, adopted by the Conference at its 10th meeting on 20 July