PF-SALW seminar on “Enhancing parliamentary engagement and action for more peaceful and sustainably developed societies - implementation of 2030 Agenda, the Arms Trade Treaty and the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UN PoA)"
On 3-4 October 2019, as part of the project "Targeting uncontrolled small arms and light weapons: - Building more peaceful, inclusive societies by parliamentary action to overcome obstacles to sustainable development and human security", PFSALW organised a seminar to address the international instruments that guide and regulate conventional arms control, through increased parliamentary engagement and action in international processes. It aimed to increase parliamentary commitment, understanding and participation in the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the United Nations Programme to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA) and 2030 Agenda, more concretely Sustainable Development Goal 16, Target 4 (SDG 16.4), aimed to significantly reduce illicit arms flows. Specific focus was on the Women, Peace and Security agenda (WPS) and the Youth, Peace and Security agenda (YPS) including promoting the effective implementation Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs) on WPS (UNSCR1325 and subsequent resolutions) and YPS (UNSCR 2250).
Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons
Hammarby Fabriksväg 23, 120 30, Stockholm, Sweden
Point of Contact: Emmanuelle Texier