Australia believes ISACS will enhance coordination


“We see value in considering how the UNPoA could better coordinate and integrate with the emerging global security and development agendas, including disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, armed violence, and transnational crime. An indication of the links across these agendas and the benefits that can come from integration, was provided in UN Security Council Resolution 2017 on Libya, which integrated conflict prevention, terrorism prevention, and small arms and light weapons issues including MANPADS into a UN special political mission and arms embargo. Australia believes that the International Small Arms Control Standards will facilitate enhanced coordination and mainstreaming of the small arms best practices into these agendas. Australia has provided significant support to the development of these standards.”

Statement to the Preparatory Committee for the 2nd Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons