Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Caraïbes,Samoa américaines,Niue,Palaos,Îles Mariannes du Nord,Nauru,Îles Cook,Fidji,Micronésie,Polynésie française,Îles Marshall,Kiribati,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée,Samoa,Îles Salomon,Tonga,Tuvalu,Vanuatu,Nouvelle Calédonie
Addressing Gun Violence in the Caribbean and the Pacific
15 July 2016
The Diplomat (Japan)
"The seas bring us together, they do not separate us."
–Constitution of the Federated States of Micronesia
The Caribbean and the Pacific each offer a unique and contrasting perspective toward addressing armed violence. Despite sharing similar challenges as Small Island Developing States (SIDS), each region faces very different circumstances on the ground. In light of this, each region has taken a different approach toward addressing armed violence. The Pacific stands... (GunPolicy.org)
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Australie,Nouvelle Zélande,Îles Salomon,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
Why Australia is Gunning for the Illegal Trade in Weapons
2 June 2014
Canberra, A.C.T - Illegally traded conventional weapons claim more than half a million victims every year. These weapons kill, maim and disable, undermine economic prosperity and development, and keep millions of people, especially women and children, trapped in fear.
Australia will this week ratify the first legally binding instrument ever negotiated in the UN to establish common standards for the international transfer of conventional arms, the Arms Trade Treaty.
Lire l'article complet : Australian (Sydney)
Authorisation to Carry Guns in Solomon Island's Police Force
25 October 2013
ABC News (Australia)
Planning has begun in Solomon Islands for parts of the local police force to again be issued with guns. It's a major shift in policy, 10 years after a gun amnesty was introduced as part of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.
RAMSI's Participating Police Force Commander Paul Osborne says only three sections of the force will carry the weapons.
"That'll be airport policing," he told Pacific Beat.
"The close personal protection (unit to protect) visiting... (GunPolicy.org)
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Solomon Islands Approves Limited Reintroduction of Firearms for Police
21 October 2013
Scoop (New Zealand), Media release
Cabinet has approved a limited reintroduction of firearms into the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.
Minister for Police, National Security and Corrections Chris Laore announced the Cabinet decision at the signing of the 5 year RAMSI Drawdown Strategy at the Rove Police Headquarters last Thursday.
Minister Laore said the limited reintroduction of firearms is a capacity development program within the 2013-2017 RAMSI Drawdown Strategy for the Royal Solomon Islands... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Scoop (New Zealand)
Mélanésie,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée,Australie,Îles Salomon,Nouvelle Calédonie,Océanie
Concern in Papua New Guinea Over Gun-Related Crime, Trafficking
3 September 2012
Inter Press Service News Agency
BRISBANE - In Papua New Guinea, the largest island nation in Melanesia in the southwest Pacific, where more than 60 percent of major crimes involve guns, a burgeoning illegal arms trade is associated with lack of employment growth and low human security, with vulnerable communities suffering the consequences.
This is the case in the autonomous region of Bougainville in the east of the country, where disarmament remains elusive more than ten years after a civil war... (GunPolicy.org)
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Océanie,Australie,Îles Salomon,Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée,Fidji,Nations Unies
Guns Threaten Pacific Stability, Ammunition Controls on Way, UN Told
24 June 2009
ABC Radio Australia (Shortwave)
Guns in the Pacific region have the potential to create chaos, economic damage and social disruption, a conference has been told.
The meeting of Pacific Island officials in Sydney was sponsored by the United Nations Disarmament Office and the Australian Government.
The two-day event, which has just wound up, looked at the scale of the problem and initiatives to tackle it.
It was chaired by Mexico's Pablo Macedo, at his first meeting in charge of steering UN... (GunPolicy.org)
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Total Gun Ban, Weapon Destruction Brings Peace to Troubled Pacific Nation
23 February 2009
HONIARA, Solomon Islands — A parliamentary panel in the Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific, is debating the future of an Australian-led peacekeeping force. The UN has praised it as a model of regional intervention — but is its work now done?
The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is not one of the world's best-known peacekeeping forces.
But the story of how peace has been built here, in this former British protectorate, is largely a story... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : BBC News
Crocodiles Now Seen as More of a Problem in Gun-free Solomon Islands
11 November 2008
Peace in the once troubled Solomon Islands is having a tragic side-effect as crocodiles are attacking unarmed villagers.
As a result the international police force in the Pacific nation has gone crocodile hunting and in the last couple of days has killed 11.
The country suffered ethnic conflict in the late 1990s on its main island of Guadalcanal which only ended in 2003 with the military Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) and the Participating... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Fairfax Media