In 2011, PSAAG members attended another UN event in New York, the Meeting of Governmental Experts on the Marking, Tracing and Record-keeping provisions of the UN small arms Programme of Action. Around the world, PSAAG members joined governments and civil society groups in pushing for ATT negotiations to move from general statements to actually putting words on paper.
Back in the Pacific, PSAAG member Luke Roughton presented to the Pacific Island Forum on what the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) means for the Pacific. Another PSAAG member, Ema Tagicabikau continued to draw attention to the gendered impacts of armed violence in the Pacific through their research, speaking engagements and policy dialogue. Lastly, members monitored arms proliferation trends in the Pacific and spoke out publically about key issues. These include homemade guns in Papua New Guinea and a controversial move to reduce penalties for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition in Tonga.