The UN and the fight against the illicit trade in small arms in 2016

16 January 2017

In June 2016, fifteen years after the adoption of the United Nations Programme of Action on small arms (PoA), States gathered once more to assess progress achieved in the prevention and eradication of the illicit trade in small arms. Following the entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty in 2014, the adoption in 2015 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, 2016 will have been a year of transition and small steps forward for the United Nations small arms process. Not to mention the upcoming Third Review Conference of the PoA in 2018.