Action Against Small Arms: A Resource and Training Handbook by Jim Coe

By Jim Coe

The out of control unfold and misuse of small fingers and lightweight guns represent a main issue of worldwide proportions. They damage either lives and livelihoods; they seem to be a danger to peace and improvement, to democracy and human rights. because the mid-1990s, civil-society teams and a few revolutionary governments have started to improve measures to strive against the quandary. This guide is a special source which pulls jointly classes from profitable campaigns in lots of elements of the realm. it truly is essentially designed to be a source for civil-society organisations, however it could be of use to someone trying to advance more beneficial motion opposed to the unfold and misuse of small arms.The e-book is split into 4 major sections. half 1 units the coverage context for motion, giving a concise and informative survey of the foremost nationwide, neighborhood, and foreign tasks to strive against the proliferation and abuse of small fingers. components 2 and three supply a suite of simply adaptable, sensible instruments and strategies to aid with strategic making plans and motion, supported through case reviews of optimistic effect completed by means of activists worldwide. half four offers a entire worldwide listing of businesses presently engaged on the small-arms factor.

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Losses from State stocks through theft, corruption, or neglect represent a major source of illicit weapons. These losses may take place with the knowledge or collusion of those in possession of, or responsible for managing, State-owned firearms; they may also occur without the detailed knowledge of the State and its agencies – particularly where accounting systems and procedures for stockpile management are inadequate. The security of arms stockpiles is a particular problem in regions suffering conflict or serious political and social upheaval.

The first time that all UN Member States had the opportunity to meet to discuss the illicit trade in SALW in all its aspects, it represented the first real attempt to agree a comprehensive set of measures to address the problem. There is no doubt that the conference has contributed to a better understanding of both the nature of the illicit trade in SALW and of the particular concerns and priorities of different countries and subregions. The UN Conference was important for civil society in developing action to address SALW problems.

All producing and exporting governments should publish annual reports on arms production, export licences, and transfers; the reports should include information relating to quantities, values, and end-users. • There should be opportunities for parliaments in exporting States to examine applications and advise government prior to their being granted or refused. 35 36 Action Against Small Arms Marking and tracing The marking and tracing of small arms has attracted considerable attention and interest in recent years.

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