Small Arms & Light Weapons: A challenge to the churches

Practical ways to get involved
Get more information, join a campaign, begin a campaign ... below are a links to some helpful web sites.

Links are divided into the following categories.
important statements
child soldiers
arms conversion

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Links to some important statements

Antigua Declaration on the proliferation of light weapons in the Central American region
In English
En español

Bamako Declaration on an African Common Position on the Illicit Proliferation, Circulation and Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (December 2000)

ECOWAS Declaration of a Moratorium on Importantion, Exportation and Manufacture of Light Weapons in West Africa (November 1998)

European Union Joint Action on Combatting the Destabilising Accumulation and Spread of Small Arms and Light Weapons (December 1998)

Nairobi Declaration on the Problem of the Proliferation of Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa (March 2000)

NCCCUSA affirms priority work against gun violence

OAS Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and other Related Materials (November 1997)

UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects (July 2001)
Links to sites about child soldiers
Amnesty International Report on Children's Rights (includes section on child soldiers)

Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers

Human Rights Watch: Stop the Use of Child Soldiers!

MoveOn Action Campaign

Swedish Save the Children

Links to sites about microdisarmament

Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Non-proliferation, Arms Control & Disarmament Division

Centre de Documentation et de Recherche sur la Paix et les Conflits (French)

International Institute for Strategic Studies

Institute for Security Studies

International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)

Monterrey Institute Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Monterrey Institute Program on Security and Development

NGO Committee for Disarmament

Ploughshares Canada

Quaker United Nations Office

Saferworld Working for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

Small Arms Survey

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

Womens International League for Peace & Freedom

WorldWatch Press Releases on Small Arms

United Nations Conventional Arms Branch (Small Arms and Light Weapons)
United Nations Development Programme Small Arms and Demobilization News

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa

Links to campaign sites
Campaign Against Arms Trade (UK)

Desarme Online Newsletter (disponible en español y portugués)

Federation of American Scientiests Arms Sales Monitering Project (USA)

International Campaign to Ban Landmines (International)

The Landmines Campaign Still Needs the Churches! (Church-led)

Million Mom March (USA)

Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfer (NISAT) (West Africa)

Oxfam UK Cut Conflict Campaign (UK)

SaferAfrica Progress with Security

Viva Rio's "Stop! I want Peace" Campaign (Brazil)

Links to sites about arms conversion
Arms into Art (Mozambique)

Arms Conversion Project (UK)

Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

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