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Overview of governmental statements made at the small arms PrepCom

Overview of governmental statements made at the small arms PrepCom

9-17 January 2006, New York

After the adoption of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) on small arms control in 2001, States met twice (July 2003 and July 2005) at Biennial Meetings of States (BMS) to ‘exchange information’ on implementation efforts. In preparation for the first formal Review Conference (RevCon) of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) in June/July 2006, a Preparatory Committee Meeting (PrepCom) was held at UN Headquarters in New York, 9-20 January 2006. The PrepCom was chaired by Ambassador Sylvester Rowe of Sierra Leone, and attended by most Member States, international organisations (IOs) and nongovernmental (NGO) representatives from 43 countries. The PrepCom aimed to reach agreement on substantive recommendations and a programme of work for the RevCon. Regrettably, this was not achieved, and this task now rests with the Chair-designate, who will undertake a series of consultations to do so. (From the introduction of the document, downloadable just below.)

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