Sixth Biennial Meeting of States 2016

The adoption of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) in 2001 laid the foundation for action to counter the illicit trade and uncontrolled circulation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) at the national, regional and global levels.

In accordance with the two-year cycle of PoA meetings, the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States to Consider Implementation of the PoA (BMS6) takes place in the UN Headquarters in New York from 6 - 10 June 2016.

All information from the last BMS5 in 2014 is available at: