High School General Assembly 3


Wenkai Fan

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Committee: General Assembly Topic: Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons Country: The Dominion of Canada Delegates: Wenkai Calvin Since the first significant milestone in UN’s fight against illicit trade of SALW came in 2000, eliminating the conflict violence, post-conflict violence and non-conflict violence had become the main goals of the General Assembly. During its long fight against the illicit trade in SALW, the multi-faceted and greatly complicated issue has troubled the united nation for long. Moreover, the threat of SALW remains highly violent during and after the conflict that reflects a 20-25 per cent risk of sliding back to conflict within the next five years. [1] The Dominion of Canada strongly condemn the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all aspects. The U.S. Army defines small arms/light weapons (SA/LW) as: "Handguns, shoulder-fired weapons, light automatic wea...