High School General Assembly 3
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COMMITTEE: GENERAL ASSEMBLY 4
TOPIC: ILLICIT TRADE IN SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONRY
The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons occurs in all parts of the globe but is concentrated in areas afflicted by armed conflict, violence, and organized crime, where the demand for illicit weapons is often highest. The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons feeds civil disorder, international crime, and domestic and international conflict in many regions. The serious social, economic and humanitarian costs of this trade are unacceptable. Singapore is deeply concerned about the humanitarian, socio-economic and security consequences arising from the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons (SALW).
The UN Programme of Action (POA) and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI) are effective levers to curb illicit production and trafficking of small arms and ligh...