Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons

Aug 27, 2012

The United Nations second 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 will be held from 27 August to 7 September 2012 in New York.

At the global level, and in partnership with other UN agencies, UNDP ensures that voices from affected countries and civil society are heard in international policy fora. UNDP has long-supported the development and implementation of international instruments including the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Mine Ban Treaty, and the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development.

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Upcoming Events
Side Event on Justice & Security

Re-establishing Justice and Security after the Arab Spring: Perspectives from Libya and Tunisia.

Thursday, 6 September, 1.15-2.30pm

CR 6, North Lawn Building       

UN Headquarters, New York City

"Visions of Hope" - Photo gallery
  • Somalia: A woman speaks out on the obstacles to peace, the future of her region, and what needs to be done next. In order to achieve lasting peace, Interpeace works with societies to promote inclusive dialogue.
  • Sri Lanka: Having been displaced several times by war; in February 2012; Manchula, who has been separated from her family since she was 13, was reunited with her father.
  • Cambodia: Children play safely in a village finally cleared of mines
  • DRC: A Community Liaison team from the local NGO Humanitas Ubangi, supported by the Mines Advisory Group, gives a mine risk education session to village children.
  • Cambodia: Cleared of landmines, Chisang village is now a much safer place for its inhabitants.
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