oa Arms Control : Africa - Beyond the 2006 Small Arms Review Conference



Despite the best efforts of numerous States and organisations, the 2006 Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms was a missed opportunity to strengthen global efforts to prevent and reduce unregulated small arms availability. Nevertheless, the lack of an agreed conference outcome must not divert attention from the urgency of ending the suffering caused by small arms violence around the world. In the coming years, enhanced attention should be given to other normative efforts aimed at strengthening controls on arms and ammunition and to practical measures aimed at reducing armed violence.


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