BMS5: Gender Entry Points - IANSA Women's Network, June 2014 (2014)
16 June 2014
"A gendered approach is a central component for sustainable progress in the implementation of the UN Programme of Action (PoA)."
The Fifth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS 5) to Consider Implementation of the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PoA) is taking place at the United Nations in New York from 16–20 June 2014. IANSA members will be participating including members of the IANSA Women's Network.
IANSA women have developed a position paper for use at UN level but may also be useful for your own events and advocacy at national and regional levels especially during the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence which, this year, coincides with the BMS.
The position paper underscores how a gendered approach is a central component for sustainable progress in the implementation of the PoA. It also focuses on the main areas of discussion of the BMS namely stockpile management, the International Tracing Instrument, and the provision of international assistance and capacity building.