Sixth Biennial Meeting of States on the Programme of Action

6-10 June 2016, New York

The UN Programme of Action (PoA) on small arms and light weapons envisages the convening of Biennial Meetings of States “to consider the national, regional and global implementation of the Programme of Action.” BMS6 will be the last meeting before the 2018 3rd Review Conference (RevCon3).



Ambassador Rattray







Curriculum Vitae:
Ambassador E. Courtenay Rattray of Jamaica


Essential documents

Report and Outcome Document [A][C][E][F][R][S]

Provisional agenda [A][C][E][F][R][S]

Provisional programme of work  [A][C][E][F][R][S]

Provisional rules of procedure  [A][C][E][F][R][S]

SG’s report on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (unedited advance copy)

List of participants


More documents – PaperSmart Portal

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National reports

Countries have committed to report every two years on the implementation of the PoA and ITI.

The 2016 national reports covering 2014-2015 are to be submitted before 31 Mar 2016 in advance of BMS6.

Note Verbale

Reporting tool

Submitted 2016 reports

National views on effectiveness of assistance

Project proposals

Key data from 2016 reports

Requests for assistance






  • International Tracing Instrument [A] [C] [E] [F] [R] [S]


Information for NGOs






























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