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Policy Papers - June 04, 2009

Small Arms and Light Weapons: IPI Blue Paper no. 5

This publication is part of the Blue Paper Series [read more about this publication series]

Farah Faisal, Lead Rapporteur

 

 

Small arms and light weapons (SALW) remain among the cheapest and most easily accessible instruments of violence. Multilateral norms and frameworks have in part compensated for weak regulatory standards at the national level. However, goals related to small-arms control continue to be imprecise and varied across the multilateral system. This report examines ideas for SALW control based on a more strategic approach from multilateral organizations, and the adoption of better-defined objectives and practical solutions on the local, regional, and global levels.

 

Arabic translation (includes Weapons of Mass Destruction and Small Arms and Light Weapons)

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