oa Arms Control : Africa - Addressing the demand-side of SALW proliferation



There have been a number of significant international and regional initiatives aimed at curbing and controlling the proliferation and reducing the misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW). These include the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (UNPoA), the Bamako Declaration on an African Common Position on the Illicit Proliferation, Circulation and Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons, as well as various regional and sub-regional agreements.


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