Taking Stock of Action on the Illicit Small Arms Trade: The Way Forward for Tackling the Illicit Small Arms Trade

Emilia Dungel and Paul Holtom

'Discussions on new dynamics and approaches to consider at the multilateral and national levels for tackling the illicit small arms trade should unfold in parallel as new challenges emerge. This blog post gives an overview of the main points raised during the high-level panel in the eleventh session of the Small Arms Survey 2020 online forum ‘Taking stock of action on the illicit small arms trade’. The session sought to take stock of the lessons learned during 20 years of implementing the UN Programme of Action on small arms (PoA), with a view to preparing for a productive and future-oriented seventh biennial meeting of states (BMS7) on the PoA next year...'

Keywords: Illicit trade Illicit trafficking Programme of Action PoA