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dc.contributor.authorClegg, E.*
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Owen J.*
dc.contributor.authorMeek, S.*
dc.contributor.authorO'Callaghan, G.*
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-18T14:26:06Z
dc.date.available2010-02-18T14:26:06Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationClegg, E., Greene, O. J., Meek, S. and O¿Callaghan, G. (2001). Regional initiatives and the UN 2001 Conference: Building Mutual Support and Complementarity. London: British American Security Information Council (BASIC), International Alert and Saferworld. Biting the Bullet Briefing Papers. Briefing 2.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/4236
dc.descriptionyesen
dc.description.abstractAs the agenda for the United Nations (UN) 2001 Conference on The Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects takes shape, governments should begin to identify a set of standards, mechanisms and specific agreements that will help consolidate, reinforce and co-ordinate regional and national measures to address the problem of the proliferation and misuse of small arms. An important element of this approach will be to build upon the wealth of regional and national experiences and perspectives that illustrate the different contexts in which efforts to combat the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons have occurred. At the same time, agreements reached at the UN 2001 Conference should be substantial, establishing an agreed comprehensive `international action programme¿ f o r sustained global effort on this complex problem. However there remain issues and concerns that are common to all regions: these should be identified and addressed internationally within the context of the UN 2001 Conference. This briefing, the second in the Biting the Bullet series, reviews some of the current regional e fforts on small arms and light weapons. It identifies common approaches that have been used in different regions to counter the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, these include: law enforcement and crime control; supplier restraint and transparency; national legislation and regulation of arms; and arms reduction and control. The briefing analyses initiatives using these approaches that are moving forward in West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, the European Union (EU), and the development of cooperation between EU Member States and other countries and regional organizations, including Cambodia and the Southern African Development Community. The briefing identifies the impact and priorities of these initiatives, suggesting ways in which the UN 2001 Conference is both relevant to the region and what the region can contribute to the outcomes of the Conference. The briefing concludes with recommendations on the ways in which regional processes can be reinforced and further developed by the international community, focusing especially on the contribution of the UN 2001 Conference. Experience is showing that much of what happens nationally and regionally needs reinforcement and further development with assistance from the international community. The UN 2001 Conference comes at an important time for providing the framework ¿ through the international action programme ¿ to develop, reinforce and c o-ordinate these national and regional processes, through developing appropriate international norms, standards, programmes and mechanisms. Using the illustration of combating illicit arms trafficking, this briefing outlines some of the processes that could be taken forward through the UN 2001 Conference which would build upon and strengthen national and regional eff o r t s . The briefing contains an annex, which provides background information on many current regional and international initiatives, including those in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and inter-regionally, such as the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish American Security Information Council (BASIC), International Alert and Saferworlden
dc.rights© 2001 The Authors, British American Security Information Council (BASIC), International Alert and Saferworld. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk).en
dc.subjectUN 2001 Conference on The Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspectsen
dc.subjectSmall arms tradeen
dc.subjectLight weapons tradeen
dc.subjectIllicit traffickingen
dc.subjectWeapons proliferation reductionen
dc.subjectInternational Action Programmeen
dc.subjectLaw enforcementen
dc.subjectSupplier restrainten
dc.subjectTransparancyen
dc.subjectInternational co-operationen
dc.subjectIllegal arms tradeen
dc.titleRegional initiatives and the UN 2001 Conference: Building Mutual Support and Complementarity.en
dc.status.refereedyesen
dc.typeBriefing Paperen
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-18T22:53:22Z
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/cics/publications/bullet/briefing/


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