Apply for accreditation for the Fifth Biennial of States on small arms (BMS5)

Apply for accreditation for BMS5
(16-20 June 2014, New York)

Dear IANSA members and friends,

The Fifth Biennial Meeting of States on small arms (BMS5) will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York, 16-20 June 2014. Civil society representatives interested in attending the meeting must first obtain accreditation from the United Nations.

The accreditation process is now open – until 7 April 2014.

With International Women's Day fresh in our minds, we are delighted to invite you to our side event at the Commission on the Status of Women on 10 March 2014. It is organised by the IANSA Women's Network, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Mission of Germany to the UN. The event's title is, Aimed at Development: How Armed Violence is Impeding the Achievement of MDGs.

The speakers are:

  • Mr. Daniel Prins, Chief, Conventional Arms Division, UNODA
  • Ms. Judy Grayson, Head, Armed Violence and Weapons, Child Protection Section, UNICEF
  • Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, International Coordinator, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders/IANSA Women's Network
  • Mimidoo Achakpa, IANSA Women's Network, Nigeria

The event will be held at the UN Headquarters in Conference Room D on Monday, March 10 2014 from 3.00-4:30 pm.

UN Secretary-General Report on Small Arms and Light Weapons (2013)

19 September 2013
The present report builds on the 2011 report of the Secretary-General on small arms (S/2011/255) and updates the Security Council on a number of topics that are within its specific purview. These include current and emerging concerns on the issue of illicit small arms that have an impact on peace and security around the world, in particular in Africa, the protection of civilians in armed conflict and sexual violence in conflict.
UN Secretary-General

UN_SG_Report_SALW_2013.pdf (113595 bytes)