Side events

Overview of events organised by Member States, international and regional organizations, or non-governmental organizations in the margins of the Preparatory Committee. Participation is open to all who have UN grounds access.


     
Monday
27 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room E, NLB
'Launch of Small Arms Survey 2012: Moving Targets' 
organised by Small Arms Survey
     
Monday
27 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room D, NLB
'Role of Legislators in the Implementation of the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)'
organised by The Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN and The Parliamentarians for Global Action
     
Tuesday
28 August
9.00 am -5.30 pm
Conf. Room B, NLB
'Monitoring Illicit Arms Flows: Sanctions, Networks and Capacity Building'
organised by The Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN and SIPRI
     
Tuesday
28 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room E, NLB
'Launch of UNIDIR-Small Arms Survey analysis of PoA national reports'
organised by UNIDIR
     
Tuesday
28 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room 1, NLB
'UNMAS 2012: Preventing “Big Bangs” and Saving Lives”'
organised by UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), DPKO
     
Tuesday
28 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room D, NLB
'Weapons Tracing by Peace Support Operations'
organised by The Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN and The Small Arms Survey
     
Tuesday
28 August
1.15-2.45 pm
New Zealand Permanent Mission

'Key themes and outcomes of the expert roundtable on Combatting Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms and Light Weapons Through Strengthened Border Controls'
organised by New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and UNLIREC
     
Tuesday
28 August
6.15-7.30 pm
German House
'Preventing diversion of arms and ammunition: Approaches in Sudan and South Sudan' agenda
organised by BICC in the framework of the GIS
     
Wednesday
29 August
9.00 am-5.30 pm
Conf. Room B, NLB
'Monitoring Illicit Arms Flows: Sanctions, Networks and Capacity Building'
organised by The Permanent Mission of Sweden to the UN and SIPRI
     
Wednesday
29 August
12.30-1.30 pm
Room 17-50 DNB
'UN WOMEN Learn and Lunch Session: From Quality Data to Quality Policy Response: Evidence on Global Femicide from the Small Arms Survey (2011-2012)'
organised by UN Women
     
Wednesday
29 August
1.15-2.45 pm
Conf. Room 1, NLB
'Launch of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS)'
organised by UN CASA Launch invitation
     
Wednesday
29 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room E, NLB
'Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) achievements in the implementation of the PoA: presentation of the template for EUC on SALW and electronic application for inventory management of SALW and ammunition'
organised by OSCE
     
Wednesday
29 August
6.00-7.30 pm
Delegates Dining Room
'Launch of 'A Diplomat's Guide to the UN Small Arms Process' and 'Regional Organizations and the PoA''
organised by The Permanent Mission of Australia to the UN, The Permanent Mission of Côte d’Ivoire to the UN, The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Guyana to the UN, and The Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the UN, in partnership with The Small Arms Survey
     
Thursday
30 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room 1, NLB
'Implementation of the UN-POA in Central America'
organised by The Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the UN and Red Centroamericana para la Construcción de la Paz y Seguridad Humana (REDCEPAZ)
     
Thursday
30 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room E, NLB
'Applying ISACS: a knowledge management software prototype'
organised by UNIDIR and the Monterey Institute of International Studies
     
Thursday
30 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room D, NLB
'Launch of a preliminary report on the Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action (UNPoA) in sub-Saharan Africa: 2001-2010'
organised by The Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
     
Thursday
30 August
1.15-2.30 pm
German House

'Meeting of the Group of Interested States' agenda

     
Friday
31 August
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room E, NLB
'Who Invests What in SALW Control'
organised by The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN and The Gun Policy Organization 
     
Tuesday
4 September
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room A, NLB
'Czech National System of Marking, Record-keeping and Tracing of SALW'
organised by The Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN
     
Tuesday
4 September
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room B, NLB
'The Importance of National Surveys in PoA National Action Plans: Lessons Learnt'
organised by The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN and the Small Arms Survey
     
Tuesday
4 September
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room E, NLB
'Seance De Travail Reunissant La Cote d’Ivoire, Le Liberia, La Guinee Conakry, La Sierra Leone’
organised by IANSA in partnership with Commission Nationale de Lutte contre la Prolifération et la Circulation illicite des Armes légères et de petit calibre and GIZ
     
Tuesday
4 September
6.30-8.00 pm
New Zealand Permanent Mission
'Working Reception to discuss priorities and possibilities for matching needs and resources for implementing the UN Programme of Action' invitation
organised by The Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN in cooperation with UN Office for Disarmament Affairs
     
Wednesday
5 September
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room 1, NLB
'Practical implementation lessons: armoury and stockpile assessment in Africa'
organised by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and MAG
     
Wednesday
5 September
1.15-2.45 pm
New Zealand Permanent Mission
'Discussion of two recent publications by Small Arms Survey: POA Implementation Program Monitor (Phase 1): Assessing Reported Progress and 2012 and Beyond: Advocacy and Action in the UN Small Arms Process' invitation
organised by The Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN
     
Wednesday
5 September
1.15-2.30 pm
Conf. Room E, NLB
'The link between armed violence reduction and arms control'
organised by The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN, The Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN and UNDP