Using the training manuals in Fiji

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. […]

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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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Enhancing Fiji’s Arms Control System: Identifying Gaps and Looking Forward

The government of Fiji has over the past year, with the assistance of the Pacific Small Arms Action Group (PSAAG), been actively reviewing their current arms control system – including their position on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). On May 11 – 13, Fiji’s Ministry of Defence and PSAAG held a three-day national workshop in […]

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Sustainable Development Goal 16 and the Arms Trade Treaty: the ATT is ready to do the work

Social media has been alive with chatter about the finalised UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they might influence security and development policy globally. To us, there’s no better example of the need to link security and sustainable development policy than in the South Pacific. Experience in the Pacific(PDF) shows that even a small […]