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Next Week in Tokyo: Pacific States Will Join the Global Debate on the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP4)

This year, the Fourth Conference of States Parties (CSP4) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will be held in Tokyo from 20 to 24 August. About 500 delegates are expected to attend, including those from nine Pacific governments: Kiribati, Palau, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Fiji, Cook Islands, Australia and New Zealand. The Pacific Small Arms Action Group (PSAAG) and its Secretariat, the Centre for Armed Violence […]

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Can the RevCon3 deliver a GENDER-sensitive outcome?

We are half-way through the Third Review Conference (RevCon3) of the UN Program of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons celebrated at the UN Headquarters in New York 18-29 June 2018. During the first week, member states provided their views and gave statements on their priorities and commitments to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit […]

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PSAAG and the CAVR took an active role in this year’s Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (CSP3), which brought together states, UN bodies and civil society, to discuss how the ATT could better be implemented and how more lives could be saved. This was a crucial time for the Pacific, as […]