Taking Stock of Action on the Illicit Small Arms Trade: As the PoA Approaches 20, What Have We Learned?

Emilia Dungel and Paul Holtom

'Next year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (PoA). The opening panel of the Small Arms Survey 2020 online forum ‘Taking stock of action on the illicit small arms trade’ therefore reflected on the impact of this landmark document on action to address illicit small arms proliferation during the past two decades. This blog post provides a short snapshot of the opening panel discussions on the PoA achievements thus far...'

Keywords: PoA Illicit trafficking Programme of Action