4355th Meeting (AM & PM)
IN WAKE OF ASSEMBLY CONFERENCE ON SMALL ARMS, SECURITY COUNCIL
EXAMINES ITS ROLE IN IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTION PROGRAMME
Secretary-General Expresses Concern
Over Lack of Binding Norms for Small Arms, Light Weapons
On page 26 of Press Release SC/7114 of 2 July, the third paragraph of the statement by the Permanent Representative of Nepal should read:
The United Nations has a three-fold obligation to confront the problem of small arms. First, it must work with other stakeholders to implement the recently-agreed programme of action on illicit trade in small arms. Secondly, in conflict situations, it must join forces with governments to impose and enforce arms embargoes, to check illegal local production, and to prevent legitimately-owned weapons from getting in to the wrong hands. Thirdly, it must encourage the international community to remove the threat of small arms from the face of the earth by addressing the remaining issues.
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