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Good afternoon honorable secretariat and delegates. Delegation of Republic of Uganda is honored to be presented at today's section of Third GA Committee!

Around the world, small arms and light weapons are fueling conflict, instability, and creating obstacles to development, peace, and security. The human cost is massive, and their impact fueling violence by terrorists, drug cartels, criminal gangs, and insurgents is extreme. In 1999, the UN General Assembly agreed to convene the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. The goal of the Conference was to examine how the international community can collectively address the illicit small arms trade. Since the adoption of the Programme of Action in 2001, the world has witnessed a great deal of progress in dealing with illicit arms circulation. Member states have made major achievements in terms of establishing national laws and commissions, enhancing capacities of institutions, increasing the security of their arms depots and ammunitions, and preventing the diversion of these...