2012 Review Conference of the UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons
The Second Review Conference of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons In All Its Aspects will meet at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 27 August–7 September 2012. The meeting will be chaired byof Nigeria.
The conference is being orchestrated by Reaching Critical Will, an offshoot of the Women's International League Peace and Freedom, which has been commissioned by the UN to facilitate non-government actors in UN disarmament efforts. For those wary of such events, keep special watch on Wednesday's side session where voluntary International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) will be announced.
The voluntary standards will be made publicly available on a new website to be launched at the side-event
No transparency here. No public viewing or comment prior to launch. Sound familiar? It sounds a lot like Nancy Pelosi's strategy in passing Obamacare. The conference will have to launch its control standards before we can see what's in them.
|From: CASA (United Nations Coordinating Action on Small Arms|