This report provides an initial review of progress towards implementation of the 2001 UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects. It outlines and assesses progress towards implementation of the PoA, drawing on data gathered for 156 countries and analysing relevant national, regional and international processes. It aims to provide a broad and reliable overview of progress and illustrate experiences across each of the regions, to identify emerging strengths and weaknesses and contribute to on-going efforts to promote wide and effective implementation of the PoA.
- Author(s):IANSA, International Alert, Saferworld, University of Bradford
- Date:June 2003