on Illicit Small Arms Trade
14th Meeting* (PM)
Review Conference Adopts Text Renewing Commitment to Prevent, Combat, Eradicate
Illicit Trade in Small Arms, Light Weapons
Concern Voiced over Accuracy, Lack of Stronger Language in Some Areas
Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade.
The document’s adoption represented a major achievement for delegations, who had failed to agree on a final outcome at the first review conference, held in 2006. “We accomplished something great today,” said U. Joy Ogwu ( Nigeria), President of the Conference, formally known as the United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.
There was one caveat in the report: Representatives of Israel and the United States said they wished to disassociate themselves from preambular paragraph 11 of the Programme of Action, relating to the right to self-determination of people under foreign occupation.
This didn’t show up on Congresses’ Thomas Database, either. What did The President say about instituting gun control ‘under the radar’ to Sarah Brady?
This U.N. measure has effectively been adopted world-wide, and member countries have agreed to adopt it by 2018!
Go to the link to read the whole press release. While not reported in the press, the United States reportedly supports this measure, with the exception noted above. The Senate hasn’t taken action, yet.
It’s getting scarier every day.
h/t Rev. Paul, madmedic