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PSAAG. 2010 ‘Advancing Regional Arms Control Processes.’ Armed Violence Reduction Priorities for the Pacific Region: Input into AusAID's Peace, Conflict and Development Policy; Briefing Note No. 1 (Item 39). Melbourne: Pacific Small Arms Action Group. 22 February

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Advancing Regional Arms Control Processes

39. In March 2000, customs, police and government officials from Pacific Islands Forum nations gathered in Nadi, Fiji to negotiate a regional approach to weapons control.

The Nadi Framework addressed national legislation, marking and tracing, confiscation, trade and customs controls, record keeping, information exchange, licensing regulations, and prohibited weapons. Yet this promising initiative soon lost momentum. Since 2000, no Pacific state has fully implemented the recommendations, while the great majority have made no progress in advancing its aims.

Recent UNIDIR research in the region found there is now little awareness of the Nadi Framework and its Model Weapon Control Bill. (24)

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24) Maze, Kerry, International Assistance for Implementing the UN Programme of Action on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects: Case Study of the South Pacific: Nadi Framework, 2009.‐1‐92‐9045‐009‐F‐en.pdf

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