International trade controls

Many of the small arms which are legally sold or transferred later find their way onto the illegal market and into the hands of abusers or criminals. Both the state-sanctioned trade and the illicit trade in arms must be tackled, in order to prevent irresponsible use of arms and the terrible human cost that follows.

Measures to improve regulation of the international export, transit and import of weapons include:

- an effective global Arms Trade Treaty, the goal of the Control Arms Campaign

- strong national regulation on arms brokering activities, including transport and finance

- greater transparency in the reporting of international transfers (eg including small arms transfers in reports to the UN Register of Conventional Arms)

Últimas noticias

Members of the Southern Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA) were observers during the largely successful referendum over Southern Sudan’s independence.

The Organisation of American States (OAS) and the governments of Costa Rica, Paraguay, The Bahamas and Uruguay have signed a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the project ‘Promoting Firearms Marking in Latin America and the Caribbean’.

On 15 December, members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) adopted a Common Position on the Arms Trade Treaty

An article on the Arms Trade Treaty which outlines the Russian position has been published in the latest issue of PIR Center’s journal ‘Security Index’. The article was written by Vadim Kozyulin and Natalia Kalinina. More

Several IANSA members including Sou da Paz and Viva Rio from Brazil, and Amnesty International Chile participated in a conference on regional arms trafficking, in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 9-10 December.

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Gracias a Orlidy Inoa, activista a favor del desarme e investigadora sobre temas de seguridad y control de armas y mujer de IANSA de la Republica Dominicana por compartir este articulo