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Finland. 2010 ‘National Coordination Group of SALW Experts.’ National Report of Finland on its Implementation of the International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (International Tracing Instrument) and the UNPoA, p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations. 1 January
1.1. National Coordination Group of SALW Experts
The National Coordination Group of SALW experts includes representatives of the ministries involved with arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation of SALW and the representatives of national non-governmental organisations dealing with the issue.
The group discusses inter alia the Finnish policy concerning SALW, implementation of the national, regional and global provisions and regulations and bilateral assistance to SALW projects.
The group meets regularly under the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and has representatives from the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of the Interior. The representatives from other authorities (customs, border control etc.) are invited to participate when necessary.
Non-governmental organisations are invited regularly.
SALW = small arms and light weapons