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Regional Organizations and
the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms (PoA)

Handbook & Online Resource

Eric G. Berman and Kerry Maze

Countering the illicit trade in small arms requires regional action. In many countries small arms circulate in plentiful supply outside of state control. They are easy to conceal and their light weight facilitates their being transported across international borders. Cross-border demand for these weapons, attractive anticipated profits, and non-existent or ineffective national laws regulating arms brokering and the trafficking of small arms across porous state lines all call for regional cooperation. Regional organizations have been addressing the problem of the illicit trade in small arms since the 1990s. It is against this backdrop and with this appreciation that the Small Arms Survey undertook to create this handbook and online resource. The present Handbook provides a wealth of information on regional activities—including some surprising and little-known facts.

The Handbook Regional Organizations and the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms (PoA) is also available to download

 

 
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