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UNDPI. 2006 ‘Major Review at United Nations to Assess Progress Made, Actions Needed to Further Stem Illegal Small Arms Trade.’ Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, Peace and Security Section. New York, NY: United Nations. 20 June

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Major Review at United Nations to Assess Progress Made, Actions Needed to Further Stem Illegal Small Arms Trade

Since its adoption, the Programme of Action has stimulated a wide range of initiatives at the national, regional and global levels, such as:

- More than 60 countries have collected and destroyed large amounts of illegal small arms. Different methods have been used, including by "Flames of Peace" bonfires (Burundi, Cambodia, Ghana, Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa); by crushing them with steamrollers, bulldozers or tanks (Brazil, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Paraguay, Sri Lanka); by dismantling weapons (Argentina, Costa Rica, Timor-Leste, Uganda); by discarding in deep water (Senegal and others). Various other cost-effective and environment-friendly methods have also been used.

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