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IANSA. 2006 ‘Reviewing Action on Small Arms 2006: Assessing the first five years of the UN Programme of Action.’ Biting the Bullet 'Red Book' 2006, pp. 124, 140, 238. New York, NY: International Action Network on Small Arms and the Biting the Bullet project. 26 June

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Papua New Guinea has engaged in an in-depth consultation on its gun laws in preparation for their revision: its 2005 Gun Summit received considerable attention and attracted donor support from Australia, New Zealand, and the UNDP. While this process is widely seen as constructive and useful, it is yet to be translated into practical action to reduce armed violence….

Australia provided seven new armouries in Papua New Guinea through its Defence Co-operation Programme in 2002 and 2003, costing US$2.3million to build; there have reportedly been no losses from these new secure armouries….

Half of all Pacific Island states have received some assistance from either, or both, Australia and New Zealand. For example, Australia has provided seven new armouries in Papua New Guinea, costing US$2.3 million in 2002 and 2003. It also built armouries in Fiji and, in co-operation with New Zealand, upgraded armouries both in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu and built armouries in Samoa.

In addition, the Australian Defence Force has provided expert assistance to military and police in Papua New Guinea to destroy surplus small arms and crime guns and, through the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, has supported weapons collection and destruction. Australia has provided support to civil society, for example, research by the Small Arms Survey.

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