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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
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:
- The UN General Assembly adopted in December 2005 the International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons. This new instrument will help law enforcement officials identify sources of illegal weapons.
In a recent report, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called this the most significant UN achievement in 2005 in fighting the illicit trade in small arms.