Three preparatory committees formed the preparation for the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, held 9-20 July 2001. The first, February 28-March 3, 2000; the second, January 8-19, 2001; and the third March 19-30, 2001.
Also includes links to the UN SALW Press Kit.
By the conclusion of the conference (20 July 2001), delegates approved this revised program of action.
Revised in February 2001, the draft for action debated at the SALW conference.
Also includes information on the NGO side calendar of events and accreditation.
Mr. Jozias van Aartsen argues that regulating the illicit trade in small arms means that states must also regulate the legal trade in arms "in order to prevent spill over into the illegal arms trade."
Includes daily report from the IANSA Coordinator, with summaries of speeches at the Prep-Com. Also links to reports from the second Prep-Com.
Drafted by a coalition of NGOs "Stop the Terror Trade" is sponsored by the Commission of Nobel Peace Laureates' Initiative to Control Arms Transfers. This Convention would "codify rules governing the limitations on states' freedom to transfer arms that already exist in international law. (IANSA)"
From the website for the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, to be held in July 2001, a welcome collection (easy to navigate) of statements.
A working paper by the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the Small Arms Conference.
Oxfam presents its recommendations for the agenda of the UN small arms conference.