Stocktaking webinar on Gun Violence and Illicit Small-Arms Trafficking from a Gender Perspective in Asia-Pacific, hosted by UNRCPD and IANSA
On 8 March 2021, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD), in cooperation with IANSA, and funding from the European Union, hosted a stocktaking webinar on ‘Gun Violence and Illicit Small-Arms Trafficking from a Gender Perspective in Asia-Pacific’. The virtual meeting followed on a series of workshops held in Asia and the Pacific in 2019 and 2020, bringing together parliamentarians as well as civil society organizations from 12 countries of the region. The aim of the webinar was to take stock of the progress to curb gun violence and illicit small arms trafficking in Asia-Pacific and discuss on challenges in the wake of COVID-19.
The webinar was conducted as part of a global project in support of gender mainstreamed policies, programmes and actions in the fight against small arms trafficking and misuse, in line with the Women, Peace and Security agenda, implemented by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs globally.