Working Group on Firearms

Vienna, 18-19 May 2016

In its resolution 5/4, entitled "Illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition", the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group on firearms.

In its resolution 7/1, entitled "Strengthening the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto", the Conference decided, inter alia, that the Working Group on Firearms will be a constant element of the Conference of the Parties, forwarding its reports and recommendations to the Conference, and encouraged the working group to consider meeting on an annual basis, as needed. 

The fourth session of the Working Group on Firearms was held on 18 and 19 May 2016 in Vienna, Austria.

Meeting documentation 

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 CTOC/COP/WG.6/2016/1

Provisional agenda and annotations 

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Information for Participants 

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CTOC/COP/WG.8/2016/INF/1

List of Participants

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 CTOC/COP/WG.6/2016/2 

Measures to prevent and reduce illicit trafficking in firearms, improve regional and international cooperation and related technical assistance activities - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat 

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CTOC/COP/WG.6/2016/3

 Report on the meeting of the Working Group on Firearms

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Other relevant documentation 

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 CTOC/COP/WG.6/2012/3 

Good practices, gaps and challenges in countering the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, and measures to facilitate the implementation of the Firearms Protocol - Note by the Secretariat

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 CTOC/COP/WG.6/2014/2

Challenges and good practices in countering illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition, and measures to facilitate the implementation of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat Available Languages

 

Presentations

Brazil pdf

Cote DIvoire

pdf

Ecuador

pdf 

Niger

pdf 
Spain pdf 
United Kingdom pdf