Taking stock of action on the illicit small arms trade: Implications for the International Tracing Instrument of marking and tracing polymer and modular weapons

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 15 September, 2021

'The International Tracing Instrument (ITI) was adopted in 2005 and outlines requirements for tracing illicit small arms and light weapons in a timely and reliable manner. Since the time of its adoption, however, some new methods in design and manufacture of small arms and light weapons have emerged that pose new challenges in terms of marking and tracing.

Taking stock of action on the illicit small arms trade: UNODA training session on reporting on implementation of the PoA and ITI

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 15 September, 2021

'In the UN Programme of Action on small arms (PoA) and International Tracing Instrument (ITI) framework, States agreed to submit biennial national reports on their implementation efforts to the United Nations. National reporting is the single most effective mechanism to:

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, can you get what you need (to address the illicit small arms trade)?

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 15 September, 2021

'In July 2001, United Nations (UN) member states adopted by consensus the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA). It is a UN instrument that outlines measures to be taken to regulate small arms throughout their life cycle in order to prevent their diversion to the illicit small arms trade, and improve the detection of illicit small arms and subsequently remove them from circulation.

Implementing the Programme of Action and International Tracing Instrument: An Assessment of National Reports, 2012–17

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 10 December, 2020

In preparation for the Third Review Conference (RevCon3) to review progress made in the implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI), the Small Arms Survey released Implementing the Programme of Action and International Tracing Instrument: An Assessment of National Reports, 2012–17, a study presenting a comprehensive analysis of national rep

Analysis of National Reports: Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and the International Tracing Instrument in 2009–10 (Occasional Paper 28)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

The Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) was adopted in 2001, and since then a total of 584 national reports have been submitted by signatories, providing information on how they have implemented the recommendations of the agreement.