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Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘Intervention by New Zealand, Thematic Discussion: Weapons collection and destruction.’ Second Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA). New York, NY: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations, Te Mängai o Aotearoa. 13 July
Weapons Collection and Destruction
In the Pacific, and particularly in Melanesia, illicit small arms are seen as a serious impediment to the recovery and development of nations. Accordingly, New Zealand continues its active, and long-standing role in post-conflict weapon collection and destruction initiatives…
[T]here is now broad consensus among governments, donor agencies, and particularly civil society that disarmament and the security and destruction of illicit small arms are essential prerequisites for human security, good health, and prosperity in the Pacific.