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, NY, 26 June - 7 July 2006
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Adopting resolution, Security Council urges broader global cooperation to tackle illicit transfer of small arms

22 May – The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution urging stronger cooperation in stemming the “illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of small arms and light weapons, underlining the suffering they caused to civilians. FULL STORY >>

Arms Trade Treaty vital to halting flow of ‘portable, casual instruments of death’, Security Council told

13 May – The widespread availability of small arms and light weapons, and their ammunition, is the common factor in over 250 conflicts witnessed across the globe in the last decade, the United Nations Secretary-General told the Security Council today, pointing to 50,000 deaths along with displacement levels unseen since the Second World War as direct consequences of such violence. FULL STORY >>

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