UN Documents for Small Arms

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
22 May 2015 S/RES/2220 This was a resolution on small arms that contained new provisions aiming to strengthen UN coordination and action on small arms, promote effective implementation of UN arms embargoes and support the Arms Trade Treaty.
26 September 2013 S/RES/2117 This was the first thematic resolution on small arms adopted by the Council focusing on the illicit transfer, destabilising accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
18 March 2003 S/RES/1467 This resolution was on the proliferation of small arms as a threat to peace and security in West Africa.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
25 April 2012 S/PRST/2012/16 This statement expressed concern that illicit cross-border trafficking and movement contributes to challenges and threats on its agenda.
19 March 2010 S/PRST/2010/6 This statement was adopted at the conclusion of the thematic debate on small arms and light weapons and the Central African region.
10 July 2009 S/PRST/2009/20 This was on peace consolidation in West Africa, included language supporting regional efforts to curb the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
6 December 2017 S/2017/1025 This was the Secretary-General's fifth biennial report on small arms and light weapons.
27 April 2015 S/2015/289 This was the report of the Secretary-General on small arms and light weapons.
22 August 2013 S/2013/503 This was the report on small arms.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
1 May 2015 S/2015/306 This was a concept note circulated by Lithuania highlighting the human cost of small arms as a key focus for the debate.
6 September 2013 S/2013/536 This letter transmitted a concept note on small arms.
15 March 2010 S/2010/143 This includes the concept paper for the 19 March thematic debate on the impact of illicit arms trafficking on peace and security in the Central African region.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
18 December 2017 S/PV.8140 This was a briefing by High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu on the spread of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition.
22 May 2015 S/PV.7447 This was the meeting where the Council adopted resolution 2220 on small arms in a split vote of nine in favour and six abstentions.
13 May 2015 S/PV.7442 This was an open debate on small arms and light weapons, High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein briefed.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
16 August 2009 A/AC.277/2009/L.4/Rev.1 This was a draft report of the Open-ended Working Group towards an Arms Trade Treaty: establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms.
24 December 2008 A/RES/63/240 This resolution endorsed action against the illicit trafficking of arms through an arms trade treaty.
17 October 2008 A/C.1/63/L.39 This resolution established an open-ended working group to consider where consensus could be developed for an eventual legally binding treaty on the import, export and transfer of conventional arms
Selected Other Documents View All
20 July 2001 A/CONF.192/15 This was the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.