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Road to RevCon4: The UN PoA and Demand

Since the early 2000s, arms control experts and policymakers have come to recognise the importance of a demand perspective. Yet, demand-side factors have often been sidelined due to their absence from the mandates of international agreements. The UN Programme of Action's preamble emphasizes the pressing need for international cooperation to combat this trade from both supply and demand perspectives, yet, the operational clauses primarily focus on addressing supply-side factors.

Director Mark Downes sits down with David Atwood, Callum Watson, and Aline Shaban, to discuss how demand has been approached in the early 2000s when the PoA emerged, its relevance today, and how the current RevCon process with inclusion of demand-related provisions could shape the way we approach small arms control.

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