Conferences & Meetings

April 14, 2016

Parliamentarians' role in the Swedish arms exports in light of the KEX final report and Agenda 2030

Date: 
04/14/2016 - 07:45 to 09:00

Conference Details

The uncontrolled spread of small arms and light weapons poses a threat to human security and sustainable development. Over half a million people die every year in the world as a consequence of armed violence.
 
To prevent and reduce SALW-related violence is of utmost importance for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals under Agenda 2030, in particular the Goal 16. A part of this is the national and international regulation of the legal and illegal arms flows, in which parliamentarians have a key role .
 
The Committee on Military Export Controls, (KEX in Swedish), published in June 2015 its final report of the parliamentary investigation that was started in 2012. The international instruments Arms Trade Treaty(ATT) and the United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA), affect regulation of Swedish exports of military equipment and are central to the implementation of the Agenda by 2030.
 
The seminar is organized by the Parliamentarians Forum for SALW issues in cooperation with the Social Democratic Party and the Moderate Party.
 
For questions and registration, please contact Alva Fredman Klockar on intern@parlforum.org or call 08-653 2543 no later than 11 April.
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