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Lithuania. 2010 ‘International Tracing Instrument.’ National Report of Lithuania on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Chapter 1, p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations. 31 January

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International Tracing Instrument

Lithuania has been supporting the development 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 - ITI) from the start of the process. We are convinced that a comprehensive and universally
implemented international instrument dealing with marking and tracing of SALW would effectively contribute to achieving goals of the UN PoA.

We have actively engaged in the process of negotiating and adopting the ITI. Lithuania has been elected Vice-President of the Open-ended Working Group to Negotiate the ITI and co-sponsored the draft General Assembly Decision 60/519, by which the ITI was adopted.

After adoption of the ITI and during preparations to report on its implementation, relevant states authorities have undertaken a review of existing national procedures with regard to their assessment and possible improvement in order to implement the provisions of the Instrument.

The overall conclusion of the review has been that Lithuanian national legislation complies in principle with the requirement of the Instrument. A more detailed presentation of national procedures is provided bellow.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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