Since the adoption of the UN Programme of Action in 2001, record-keeping has been the most-requested category of international assistance. An effective record-keeping system is also a pre-requisite for other often-requested categories of assistance: stockpile management, transfer procedures and tracing. Despite this, an effective and affordable solution has eluded many States, Regions and donors.
The prevention of diversion requires a digital record-keeping system capable of following small arms through each transfer to final re-export, loss or destruction. This solution must also enable easy reporting, identification and auditing of stockpiles.
State agencies with the fewest resources are now offered a low-cost, or a no-cost solution to enforce national laws and to observe regional and international commitments, in their own language.
- What: Zoom webinar
- Why: BMS7 side event, UN small arms Programme of Action, New York
- 30 July: 8am-9am (US Eastern Time)
1pm-2pm (West African Time)
2pm-3pm (Central European Time)
- Sponsor: Australia
- Moderator: Rachel Stohl, Stimson Center
- Mines Advisory Group / MAG
Centre for Armed Violence Reduction / ArmsTracker
Beyond Essential Solutions