Taking Stock of Action on the Illicit Small Arms Trade: Measures to Address the Diversion of Small Arms

Emilia Dungel and Paul Holtom

'Conventional arms and ammunition are at risk of diversion throughout their life cycle. Identifying and putting in place effective measures to prevent, detect, and respond to diversion is a priority for the small arms community. The second panel of the Small Arms Survey 2020 online forum ‘Taking stock of action on the illicit small arms trade’ focused on the issue of diversion, a key theme for this year’s sixth conference of states parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT CSP6) and next year’s seventh biennial meeting of the UN Programme of Action on small arms (PoA BMS7). This blog post summarizes responses to three key questions addressed by the panel...'

Keywords: Diversion Illicit trafficking Programme of Action PoA