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Renewing Commitments on Small Arms and Light Weapons Issues (The UN PoA at 20: Reviewing the United Nation’s Small Arms and Light Weapons Agenda)

It has been nearly a quarter century since Japan took the initiative in establishing a UN Group of Government Experts on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) on SALW.

In light of the 7th Biennial Meeting on the PoA scheduled in July, Japan aims to review the current SALW issues facing the international community with focus on the roles of General Assembly and Security Council.

You can watch highlights from the event here.

Featured Speakers

H.E. Mr. Kimihiro Ishikane, Permanent Representative of Japan

H.E. Mr. Martin Kimani, Permanent Representative of Kenya

H.E. Ms. Njambi Kinyungu, Deputy Permanent Representative of Kenya

Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs of the UN

Glenn McDonald, Senior Researcher of Small Arms Survey

Moderated By

Rachel Stohl, Vice President of the Stimson Center

This event is hosted in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations

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