Illicit arms flows questionnaire

United Nations Illicit Arms Flows Questionnaire (UN-IAFQ)

 The UNODC, jointly with the UN Office on Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), is the responsible agency for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicator 16.4.2, which reads "Proportion of seized, found or surrendered arms whose illicit origin or context has been traced or established by a competent authority in line with international instruments".

Additionally, UNODC has been mandated by the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its supplementing Protocols at its seventh and eighth sessions, to collect and analyse, on a regular basis, quantitative and qualitative information and suitably disaggregated data on trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition.

For these purposes, the present data collection questionnaire was developed by UNODC, in close consultation and cooperation with Member States and relevant United Nations offices, to be distributed annually to all Member States to gather firearms related data in a uniform and standardized manner. 

The IAFQ consists of two parts, the Data and the Metadata files. The questionnaire must be compiled by the competent national authorities and submitted through the appropriate channels.

 

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These files, as well as an information document that specifies the tasks of UN-IAFQ Focal Points are also accessible in UNODC's information and resource centre on the Firearms Study at the following Internet address:

http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/firearms-protocol/firearms-study.html