PrepCom PoA SALW: Three main topics stand out (19 to 23 March 2018) [fr]
The Preparatory Committee of the third Review Conference of the United Nations Programme of Actions for Small arms and light weapons (SALW) was held under French presidency, from the 19 to the 23 March 2018, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
The discussions, substantial and constructive, made three main priorities emerge for the upcoming Review Conference, in June 2018:
The fight against diversion of SALW ;
The fight against illicit fabrication of SALW ;
International cooperation and assistance.
The French delegation, led by Ambassador Guitton, recalled the importance for the international community to act in order to make this Review Conference a success, and progress on the path of a "disarmament that saves lives", as the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has advised.