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Australia. 2008 ‘Implementation of the United Nations Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects: National Small Arms Statement 2008.’ National Report of Australia 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), p. 11. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations. 14 July

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The RAMSI Participating Police Force (PPF) works together in partnership with the Solomon Islands Police Force (SIPF) at every level and in every province as part of the RAMSI mission. RAMSI has achieved the following:

- A 21-day firearms amnesty was announced in 2003 for the handing in of illegal weapons. The community's response was strong. Over 3,000 firearms and 300,000 rounds of ammunition were surrendered.

- Following the amnesty, further weapons have been surrendered or confiscated and now almost 4,000 firearms have been removed from the community and crime involving firearms has decreased considerably in Solomon Islands.

ID: Q497

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