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Small Arms Control and Disarmament

May 2013

QUNO Review May 2013

Review of the activities of QUNO in 2012, including:

  • Peace and disarmament 
  • Peacebuilding and prevention of violent conflict
  • Food and sustainability
  • Human impacts of climate change
  • Natural resources, conflict and cooperation
  • Human rights and refugees
  • Palestine and Statehood at the UN
  • Peace, development and the Millenium Development Goals

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June 2011

Geneva Reporter

QUNO Geneva newsletter for February 2011 to June 2011. Featured stories

  • QUNO says "Thank You" to David Atwood
  • Message from Jonathan Woolley, new QUNO Geneva Director
  • Small Arms & Light Weapons
  • QUNO Summer School 2011
  • Quakers at the UN Crime Commission
  • Conscientious Objection to Military Service
  • Decade to Overcome Violence
  • Staff Update
  • Recent Publication

Author: 

  • QUNO

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January 2011

Geneva Reporter

QUNO Geneva's newsletter for November 2010 to January 2011. Featured stories:

  • About the year-in-review issue
  • From Policy-makers to Practitioners: Disarmament and Peace 2010
  • From Seeds to Sustainability: Global Economic Issues 2010
  • From Prisons to Protection :Human Rights and Refugees 2010
  • Update from QUNO New York
  • QUNO Summer School 2011
  • Staff Update

Author: 

  • QUNO

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October 2010

Geneva Reporter

QUNO Geneva's newsletter for July to October 2010. Featured stories:

  • The Dangerous Lure of "Climate Change and ..."
  • BMS 4: Modest progress on Small Arms
  • Children of Prisoners on the Agenda at the UN
  • Stalemated Conference on Disarmament Under Scrutiny
  • Conscientious Objection: Amicus brief
  • Update from QUNO New York: The Trouble with Elections
  • Staff Changes

Author: 

  • QUNO

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June 2010

Geneva Reporter

QUNO Geneva's newsletter for February to June 2010. Featured stories:

  • Armed Violence & the Millennium Development Goals
  • UPOV, Intellectual Property & Food
  • Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference Concludes on Positive Note
  • New UN Ruling on Conscientious Objection to Military Service
  • Update from QUNO New York
  • Vacancy Announcement: QUNO Geneva Director

Author: 

  • QUNO

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January 2010

Geneva Reporter

QUNO Geneva's newsletter for November to January 2010. Featured stories:

  • Conscientious Objection to Military Service
  • Securing the Millennium Development Goals
  • A Letter from QUNO New York
  • Reasons to be Hopeful? Prospects for the Disarmament Agenda 2010
  • Women in Prison
  • QUNO Seeks New Programme Assistants
  • From Trade Justice to Climate Justice? Reflections Around the WTO’s 2009 Ministerial Conference
  • Quaker United Nations Summer School
  • Quakers at the Copenhagen Climate Conference
  • Panel Discussion on Intellectual Property and Food

Author: 

  • QUNO

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January 2010

Ripples into Waves - Locally led Peacebuilding

This paper aims to demonstrate that peacebuilding initiatives can be led by local rather than international players and that this approach can work successfully on a large scale. The paper summarises four peacebuilding initiatives, all more or less locally led, which have operated on a large scale, and which have had real impact in ending violent conflict. It sets out steps that could be taken to move from current practice, in which local capacity for peacebuilding is viewed as marginal, to one where it is regarded as a central element of any strategy for managing conflict.

Author: 

  • Carolyn Hayman

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April 2009

Geneva Reporter

QUNO Geneva's newsletter for February to April 2009. Featured stories:

  • Women in Prison: New Steps and Resolutions
  • Making a Difference on Global Economic Issues
  • Conscientious Objection at the Human Rights Council
  • New Momentum in Nuclear Disarmament

Author: 

  • QUNO

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January 2009

Geneva Reporter

QUNO Geneva's newsletter from November 2008 to January 2009. Featured stories:

  • The Future of Armed Violence and Development
  • Universal Periodic Review
  • Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations at the WTO
  • Arms Control and the Art of Putting People First
  • Caroline Dommen joins QUNO Staff Team and other staff news

Author: 

  • QUNO

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October 2008

Geneva Reporter

QUNO Geneva's newsletter from August to October 2008. Featured articles:

  • Conscientious Objection to Military Service
  • Geneva Declaration Summit
  • Transfer of Technology and Developing countries
  • CD Impasse Continues - 12 Years and Counting (Out?)
  • Staff News

Author: 

  • QUNO

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January 2006

Demanding Attention: Addressing the Dynamics of Small Arms Demand

This is a joint publication by QUNO and the Small Arms Survey.  It summarizes the findings of a multi-year project that included research in Brazil, Colombia, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. The paper aimed to inform the debates at the 2006 Review Conference (reviewing implementation of the 2001 UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects). Most international debates focus on the supply-related dimensions of small arms problems, which include, for instance, regulating arms brokers, establishing controls on arms transfers etc. This paper brings a necessary, complementary view, to broaden the international community’s understanding of those demand factors that underpin and drive small arms dynamics. The paper provides some practical suggestions about how demand issues may be taken up in the future.

Author: 

  • David Atwood
  • Anne-Kathryn Glatz
  • Robert Muggah

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Disarmament and Development: One Coin, Two Sides? A briefing for Friends

This background paper aims to give Friends an overview of the “Geneva Declaration” process, and of QUNO’s involvement in it. This process seeks to highlight the links between armed violence and development, and to focus international attention on the reasons for which there is a demand for small arms and light weapons, rather than focusing, as is traditionally the case, on controlling the supply and transfer of small arms and light weapons.

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