Working Group on Firearms

Vienna, 2 and 3 May 2018

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 sixth session of the Working Group on Firearms was held on 2 and 3 May 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS: E - F - S

Meeting documentation

NON-PAPER CONTAINING THE ROLLING TEXT OF THE DRAFT QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIREARMS PROTOCOL - 3 MAY 2018, 6 P.M. - PDF - WORD (English only)

 

Document symbol Topic Available languages
CTOC/COP/WG.6/2018/1 Annotated provisional agenda A - C - E - F - R - S
CTOC/COP/WG.6/2018/INF/1/Rev.1 List of Participants English
CTOC/COP/WG.6/2018/2 Practical measures under the Firearms Protocol that contribute to preventing criminal organizations and terrorist groups from acquiring weapons through illicit trafficking, and to monitoring the achievement of target 16.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals. Background Paper by the Secretariat   A - C - E - F - R - S
CTOC/COP/WG.6/2018/3 Activities of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to promote ratification and 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 by the Secretariat A - C - E - F - R - S
CTOC/COP/WG.6/2018/4 Report on the meeting of the Working Group on Firearms A - C - E - F - R - S
CTOC/COP/WG.6/2018/CRP.1 Non-paper containing a draft questionnaire for the review of the implementation of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition PDF (English)
CTOC/COP/WG.6/2018/CRP.2  Questionnaire on Illicit Arms Flows. Note by the Secretariat A  -  C  -  E  -  F  -  R  -  S 

Other relevant documentation

Document symbol Topic Available languages
CTOC/COP/WG.6/2017/4 Report on the meeting of the fifth session of the Working Group on Firearms, held from 8 to 10 May 2017 A - CE - F - R - S
CTOC/COP/WG.2/2018/CRP.-CTOC/COP/WG.3/2018/CRP.1 Non-paper containing a draft questionnaire for the review
of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
PDF (English)
  Comments on the draft questionnaire for the review of the implementation of the Firearms Protocol submitted by the European Union PDF (English)
  Information for delegates regarding the use of asterisk in the draft questionnaire for the review of the implementation of the Firearms Protocol PDF (English)

Presentations by expert panellists

Panellist Tittle of presentation
Presentation

Marcus Vinicius Da Silva Dantas
Federal Police, Brazil

Federal Police Division for the Combat of Crime against Patrimony and Firearms Trafficking PDF

José Romero Morgaz
Lieutenant Colonel, Spanish Guardia Civil

Spanish model of legal control and fight against illicit trafficking of firearms: lessons learnt leadership of European EMPACT Firearms PDF