Working Group on Firearms

Vienna, Austria, 16 and 17 July 2020

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 seventh session of the Working Group on Firearms, scheduled to take place on 17 and 18 March 2020 in Vienna, Austria, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. New dates will be announced when appropriate. 

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Annotated provisional agenda

Responsiveness of the Firearms Protocol and national legislation to new and emerging threats relating to the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

Investigative and prosecutorial approaches in countering illicit firearms trafficking and related forms of crime within and across jurisdictions. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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