Citation(s) from the literature library

Solomon Islands. 2003 ‘National Coordination.’ National Report of the Solomon Islands on its 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 (UNPoA), p. 10. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Solomon Islands to the United Nations. 15 June

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To date, no national coordination effort regarding SALW has been implemented among Solomon Islands Government agencies. In this context -

(a) the Ministry of Police, National Security and Justice is responsible for -

- law enforcement coordination with the office of the Attorney General;
- implementing laws and regulations relating to the registration, record keeping, and stockpile management of SALW in use with the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP); and
- structuring the procurement procedures related to SALW to be used by the RSIP.

(b) the Ministry of National Reconciliation and Peace, created by a provision in the Townsville Peace Agreement (TPA) of 15 October, 2000, has been active in supporting disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) for former combatants in the ethnic violence.

(c) the Ministry of Finance is responsible for customs controls of SALW imports. Solomon Islands does not export SALW.

2. National point of contact

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is fulfilling the task of coordinating SALW-related foreign policy aspects, including the responsibilities of national point of contact.

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