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Buchanan, Cate, Mireille Widmer et al. 2007 ‘The Global Response to Armed Violence.’ Missing Pieces: A Guide for Reducing Gun Violence Through Parliamentary Action, p. 10. Geneva: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the Inter-Parliamentary Union. 1 January
The Global Response to Armed Violence
Only in 2001 did the international community adopt the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (hereafter referred to as the Programme of Action or simply the PoA).
This politically-binding instrument spells out a number of commitments that governments have made, including regulating small arms transfers and brokering activities; criminalising the illegal manufacture, possession, stockpiling and trade of small arms and light weapons; ensuring that weapons be marked and registered; enforcing arms embargoes; destroying surplus and confiscated weapons; raising public awareness; and implementing disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programmes.