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New Zealand. 2008 ‘Report of New Zealand.’ Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument and [the United Nations small arms] Programme of Action, p. 13. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations. 1 March
New Zealand has been active in promoting the aims of the Programme of Action in the South Pacific. A major focus of the New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF) Mutual Assistance Programme (MAP) at present is helping regional countries' defence and police forces improve the security, storage, maintenance and management of their weapons.
Assistance has thus far been provided to Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands. Often this assistance involves the construction of armouries, training on the safe handling of weapons and explosives, weapon maintenance and their disciplined control and use.