Processus de l'ONU sur les armes légères

IANSA est le coordonnateur officiel de la société civile concernant le processus de l'ONU sur les armes légères ; en outre, nous menons le plaidoyer sur la prévention de la violence armée - et soutenons et assistons d'autres groupes - dans de nombreux forums de l'ONU tels que le Groupe des États intéressés (GEI). IANSA est membre du groupe de référence pour les normes internationales sur le contrôle des armes légères (ISACS) et membre du groupe d'experts qui conseille l’Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) sur la mise en œuvre du Protocole de l'ONU sur les armes à feu.

Les membres d'IANSA coopèrent étroitement avec les agences de l'ONU, en particulier le Programme de développement des Nations Unies (PNUD) et les Centres régionaux de l'ONU pour le  désarmement.


Certains des objectifs d’IANSA pour le processus de l'ONU sur les armes légères comprennent :

  • La mise en œuvre effective du Programme d'Action (PA) y compris l'examen / la révision des législations nationales et le renforcement des commissions nationales sur les armes légères
  • L'intégration de la prévention de la violence armée dans les domaines du développement mondial, des droits humains, de la santé et du genre
  • La mise en œuvre effective de l'Instrument international de traçage et des recommandations des Groupes d'experts gouvernementaux sur le courtage des armes
     

Latest

Ambassador McLay, designated chair of the 2011 Open-Ended Meeting of Governmental Experts (MGE) has proposed that marking, record-keeping and tracing should be the theme for the meeting which will take place in New York on 9-13 May.

Small arms marking equipment worth more than US$ 350,000 was given to member states of the East African Community (EAC) in a ceremony in Arusha, Tanzania on 30 November.

Participants at a seminar on small arms control in Central Africa discussed how to ensure successful implementation of the ‘Kinshasa Convention’. Strengthening the Central African Action Network on Small Arms (CAANSA/RASALAC) was identified as key priority.

On 15-16 November, IANSA members formed part of an Expert Reference Group for a workshop in Geneva on "Shaping, Fine-Tuning and Finalising International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS)".

The Omnibus Resolution on ‘The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects’ was adopted after some controversy by the UN First Committee on disarmament on 29 October. 

Civil society organizations addressed First Committee on 25 October.

Throughout  the UN First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, delegations have highlighted the negative impact of small arms proliferation on women's rights, human rights, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

Two of the finalist films in the 'Shooting Poverty' competition were screened at a lunchtime event hosted by Oxfam and the Office of Disarmament Affairs.

Two articles highlighting the link between small arms control and UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, written by IANSA women Jasmin Galace from the Philippines and Sarah Masters in the UK, is now available on the Open Democracy website.

During the third week of the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, IANSA members continue to participate in side events, engage with delegates, and report on debates.

From 4 October until 1 November, governments are assembled at the UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, which proposes and adopts resolutions on disarmament and international security.

The Autumn 2010 issue of the Ploughshares Monitor is now available. This issue focuses on armed conflict and armed violence and includes articles by Ken Epps on the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations, and by Maribel Gonzales on gender and the UN Programme of Action on small arms.

Le document final de la quatrième Réunion Biennale des Etats (BMS4) d'examiner l'application du Programme d'Action pour prévenir, combattre et éliminer le commerce illicite des armes légères et de petit calibre sous tous ses aspects (Programme d'Action) est maintenant disponible.