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December 19, 2017

CONNECTING THE DOTS - IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT THE WORK TO CONTROL ILLICIT SALW IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Next year Asia will be one of the focus regions for the Forum’s Connecting the Dots initiative, supported by United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR). Parliamentary participation will be strengthened in relation to international instruments such as the United Nations Programme on Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects (UNPoA), and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in connection to the implementation of 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goal 16.4.

The Parliamentary Forum recently had the opportunity to meet with the Embassy of Indonesia in Stockholm and a group of parliamentarians from Indonesia, to exchange ideas on 2030 Agenda, the ATT and the UNPoA, as well as illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) proliferation in South-East Asia.

Sustainable development and the issue of armed violence reduction are of high relevance for Indonesia, one of the focus countries in the initiative. Parliamentary action is necessary to put in place effective policies that address armed violence and the illicit proliferation of SALW faced in the region. Other focus countries, part of the Asian component in the “Connecting the Dots” initiative, are Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

The Forum is looking forward to accompany parliamentary action on reduction and prevention of Small Arms and Light Weapons-related violence for a more peaceful world.

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