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Divergent Currents: Addressing Armed Violence in the Caribbean and Pacific

Former PSAAG intern Shmuel Levin has published an article on the Pacific and the Caribbean’s diverging strategies, and what they can teach the world. Published in The Diplomat (15 July, 2016) Shmuel Levin worked with the Pacific Small Arms Action Group in 2015 analyzing and identifying gaps in Asia-Pacific arms control legislation. Shmuel has previously worked […]

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Why the UNPoA matters for the Pacific

Of all Knowledge, Experience is the Hardest Won As in all regions of the world, there is potential in the Pacific for arms to cause social disruption and possibly to boil over into conflict. Pacific states have seen small arms fan the flames of smoldering animosity, as in the Solomon Islands where armed tribal conflict […]

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UNPoA and Arms Trade Treaty Modular Training Toolkits Launched

We are delighted to announce modular Training Toolkits for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN small arms Programme of Action (UNPoA). Supported by UNSCAR, these global implementation aids are designed to identify gaps in national arms control systems, while encouraging governments to take powerful steps towards building comprehensive trading and internal arms controls. […]


Solomon Islands Continues Work on Arms Controls

August 1-2, 2016 Solomon Islands is in the process of rearming special divisions of the police in line with the 2017 drawdown of the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI). The new Honiara Armoury is completed to international standards but, due to the history of armed conflict in Solomon Islands, the continuation of the Facilitation of Foreign Assistance […]