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Working paper for the Resolution

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Author: DPRK

Gravely concerned about the illi cit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light
weapons and their excessive accumulation and uncontrolled spread in many regions of the world,
which have a wide range of humanitarian and socio-economic consequences and pose a serious
threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security, stability and sustainable development at the
individual, local, national, regional and international levels.

Reaffirming our respect for and commitment to international law and the purposes and principles
enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, including the sovereign equality of States, terri torial
integrity, the peaceful resolution of international disputes, non-intervention and non-interference in
the internal affairs of States,

Reaffirming the inherent right to individual or collective self-defence in accordance with Arti cle 51 of
the Charter of the United Nations,

Reaffirming also the right of each State to manufacture, import and retain small arms and light
weapons for its self-defence and security needs, as well as for its capacity to participate in peacekeeping operations in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,

Similar to Article 43, an article should be framed in UN charter describing the same for the
number of arms.

Strengthening or developing agreed norms and measures at the global, regional and national levels
that would reinforce and further coordinate efforts to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade
in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects

To encourage States and the World Customs Organization, as well as other relevant organizations, to
enhance cooperation with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to identify those
groups and individuals engaged in the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in al l its aspects in
order to allow national authorities to proceed against them in accordance with their national laws.

Regional and international programmes for specialist training on small arms stockpile management
and security should be developed. Upon request, States and appropriate international or regional
organizations in a position to do so should support these programmes. The United Nations, within
existing resources, and other appropriate international or regional organizations should consider
developing capacity for training in this area.

 To put in place. as well as tracing. collection and destruction of small arms and light weapons. research and monitoring of efforts to prevent. brokers and other agents. harmonize and carry out efforts to prevent. circulation. as appropriate. together with their embarkation and transit. regulations and administrative procedures to exercise effective control over the production of small arms and light weapons within their areas of jurisdiction and over the ex-port. This should include aspects of the illicit manufacture. b) The voluntary surrender of illicit small arms and light weapons. c) The identification and destruction by competent national officials of illicit small arms and light weapons and of the surplus inventory of arms and weapons that are obsolete or have been confiscated and are being held by the State. control. unless they have another officially authorized use. trafficking. the necessary legislative or other measures to establish as criminal offences under their domestic law the illegal manufacture. in the States that have not already done so.  To establish. . and h) The consciousness-raising. f) The transparent control of transfers of small arms and light weapons by producers. combat and eradicate illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects. in order to prevent illegal manufacture of and illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons. wher e they do not exist. ammunition. education and training of public and private actors connected with the implementation of the necessary measures to prevent. adequate laws. finance.  To adopt and implement. import. or designate as appropriate. combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects. e) The adoption of appropriate national rules or regulations for improving and reinforcing laws that regulate the legal possession by civilians of firearms. domestic programs for: a) The responsible handling of legal small arms and light weapons. or their diversion to unauthorized recipients. provided that these arms and/or weapons have been duly marked and registered. national coordination agencies or bodies and insti tutional infrastructure responsible for policy guidance. stockpiling and trade of small arms and light weapons within their areas of jurisdiction. explosives and other related materials. d) The creation of citizen consciousness of the proliferation of and illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.At national level. brokering and trade. in order to ensure that those engaged in such activities can be prosecuted under appropriate national penal codes.  An Operating Committee shall be created to coordinate. transit or retransfer of such weapons. Member Countries shall appoint three repr esentatives to that Committee. possession. sellers.  Prepare and implement. g) The active involvement of civil society in formulating and implementing a national program of action to address the problem in a comprehensive and sustainable way.

against any activity that violates a United Nations Security Council arms embargo in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations. This marking should be unique and should identify the country of manufacture and also provide information that enables the national authorities of that country to identify the manufacturer and serial number so that the authorities concerned can identify and trace each weapon. inter alia. ammunition and ex-plosives (S/2000/1092) of 15 November 2000. as well as those who transfer these types of armaments to individuals or groups operating outside the law in violation of domestic. their reintegration into civil society.  To address the special needs of children affected by armed conflict.combat and eradicate illicit trade in small a rms and light weapons in all its aspects. and their appropriate rehabilitation. holding and transfer of small arms and light weapons under their jurisdiction. taking into account.  To ensure that compr ehensive and a ccurate re-cords are kept for as long as possible on the manufacture. subject to any legal constraints associated with the pr eparati on of criminal prosecutions. seized or collected small arms and light weapons are destroyed.  To request the Secretary-General of the United Nations. within existing resources. transfer. possession. brokerage. but not be limited to. in particular the reunification with their family. including all legal or administrative means. the application of markings on arms and weapons manufactured in the sub-region. through the Department for Disarmament Affairs. sellers. The common minimum standards defined by the Member Countries should include. import. to collate and circulate data and information provided by States on a voluntary basis and incl uding national reports. exports and legal trade of those items. sale. export.  To ensure that all confiscated. . sub-regional or hemispheric regulations on the matter. are duly sanctioned.  Make certain that illegal manufacturers. brokers of and traffickers i n small arms and light weapons. the report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on methods of destruction of small arms.  Promote the coding and harmonizing of legislations that regulate illicit manufacture.  To ensure that hencefor th licensed manufacturers apply an appropriate and reliable marking on each small arm and light weapon as an integral part of the production process. in keeping with each Member Country’s national Constitution. unless another form of disposition or use has been offi cially authorized and provided that such weapons have been duly marked and registered. their registration and the control of imports. on implementation by those States of the Programme of Action. These records should be organized and maintained in such a way as to ensure that accurate information can be promptly retrieved and collated by competent national authorities. carrying and use of small arms and light weapons. transport.  To destroy surplus small arms and light weapons designated for destruction. light weapons.  To take appropriate measures.