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New Zealand. 2010 ‘Implementation of the Programme of Action - DDR Programmes.’ National Report of New Zealand on its 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) (B14), p. 17. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations. 1 February

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B14. Has your Government developed and implemented, where possible, effective
disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programmes, including the effective collection, control, storage and destruction of SALW in post-conflict situation?

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, Kiribati, Tuvalu 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.

This assistance to South Pacific states can only proceed at the invitation of the states concerned. New Zealand is willing and able to offer further advice and assistance to address the small arms challenge. We are careful, however, to ensure that we only offer assistance when requested to do so by the states concerned.

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