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Guatemala. 2014 ‘Further Comments on PoA and ITI.’ National Report of Guatemala on its Implementation of 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) and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI), p. 8. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations. 1 January

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Any further comments on PoA and ITI, including implementation challenges and opportunities?

Aún no se cuenta con un sistema que permita el rastreo de armas pequeñas y ligeras, situación que dificulta la investigación. El tema de la implementación de medidas de seguridad física eficientes y de manejo de arsenales siguen siendo un reto importante en la esfera del combate al tráfico ilícito de armas pequeñas y ligeras. El intercambio de información en casos de rastreo de tráfico ilícito de armas pequeñas y ligeras es fundamental, por lo que es necesaria la adopción de medidas de confianza para incentivar y agilizar esta práctica. Las autoridades nacionales competentes han hecho ver que la fabricación de armas pequeñas y ligeras con nuevas tecnologías y nuevos materiales, convierten en obsoletos los equipos de marcaje y/o disminuyen su efectividad, por lo que debería promoverse el intercambio de tecnología.

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We still do not have a system that allows the tracing of small arms and light weapons, a situation that hinders investigations. The topic of the implementation of physical security measures and efficient stockpile management remains an important area of the combat of the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons. The exchange of information in case of tracing small arms and light weapons illicitly trafficked is essential, so the adoption of confidence-building measures are needed to encourage and speed up the practice. The competent national authorities have seen that the manufacture of small arms and light weapons follows new technologies and new materials, rendering obsolete marking equipments and/or reducing their efficiency, so that the exchange of technology should be promoted.

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