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New Zealand. 2007 ‘New Zealand Statement on International Co-operation and Capacity Building.’ Statement of New Zealand to the United Nations Biennial Meeting of States on small arms. New York, NY: United Nations. 14 July

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[New Zealand] assistance [has been] provided to the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with the aim of helping defence and police forces to improve the security, storage, maintenance and management of their weapons.

Specifically, in addition to the building of several new armories for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force and the Samoan Police, last year New Zealand Defence Force engineers completed a joint project to rebuild the Tongan Police Armoury, and has conducted follow-up inspections and made recommendations for further refinement of the project.

New Zealand, along with other regional partners, has made an effective contribution to post-conflict measures in Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, including destruction of weapons, reintegration of ex-combatants, and ongoing assessment of small arms and light weapons issues in the post-conflict period.

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