The following section outlining links and references is divided into several categories.
- Dedicated websites
- NGOs working extensively on small arms
- United Nations activities relating to small arms
- United Nations Programme of Action and related conferences
- Reports of the UN Special Rapporteur, Barbara Frey
- Key reports on small arms and related issues
Dedicated Websites  
  • Control Arms Campaign
    Global campaign calling for governments to toughen up controls on the arms trade, jointly run by Oxfam, Amnesty International and the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). Gives overview of issues and updates on campaign activities.
    www.controlarms.org
  • IANSA - International Action Network on Small Arms
    Impressively up-to-date website – run by IANSA, a global network consisting of 700 partner agencies, and one of the partners of the Control Arms Campaign – on all issues relating to small arms, with headlines, resource banks, and activists’ toolkits.
    www.iansa.org
  • Small Arms Survey
    An independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies. Produces numerous publications on small arms, including the renowned Small Arms Survey Yearbooks, which are annual reviews of global smalls arms issues and themes.
    See www.smallarmssurvey.org for more details.
    www.smallarmssurvey.org
  • NISAT – The Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfer
    Coalition of partner organisations – the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) in Oslo, the Norwegian Red Cross and Norwegian Church Aid – that provides links, documents, and most notably several databases giving global data on the import and export of small arms. Includes an index of black market transfers and country profiles giving information about production, policy and legislation at the national level.
    www.nisat.org
  • SmallArmsNet.org – Arms Management in Africa
    Online information portal run by the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa. Provides links to news articles on small arms, to regular bulletins from various research and nongovernmental organisations, and to a wide range of international documents pertaining to the control of small arms.
    www.smallarmsnet.org
  • Small Arms Survey - Sudan
    The Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment is a three-year project (2005-08) administered by the Small Arms Survey, an independent research project of the Graduate Institute of International Studies. It has been developed in cooperation with the Canadian government, UNMIS, UNDP, and NGO partners.
    www.smallarmssurvey.org
NGOs working extensively on small arms
  • Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
    The Human Security and Small Arms Programme has produced a number of seminal publications on issues such as approaches to disarmament and the impact of armed violence on humanitarian operations and personnel. Also publishes quarterly bulletin on gun violence aimed at the development, humanitarian, human rights and health communities.
    www.hdcentre.org
  • Small Arms Working Group
    Alliance of US-based nongovernmental organisations working together to promote change in US and international policies on small arms. Has produced particularly useful and succinct series of factsheets on various issues relating to small arms.
    http://fas.org
  • Saferworld
    Key areas of work include small arms and light weapons and arms transfer control. Includes regular updates on small arms news and also has stable of publications on the topic, including a number of national surveys.
    www.saferworld.org.uk
  • Amnesty International
    A member of the Control Arms campaign, Amnesty has produced a number of publications about the problem of small arms, an issue that ties in closely with its human rights work.
    www.amnesty.org
  • Human Rights Watch
    Regularly releases statements on arms, and produces related documents.
    http://hrw.org/
  • Oxfam
    A member of the Control Arms campaign, Oxfam has a great deal of information about the campaign to improve arms controls and has also produced a number of publications in conjunction with its Control Arms' partners.
    www.oxfam.org.uk
  • Project Ploughshares
    Works extensively on small arms and has launched its own public awareness and education campaign, Take Action to Control Small Arms.
    www.ploughshares.ca
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
    Research arms transfers and arms control measures.
    www.sipri.org
United Nations activities relating to small arms
 
 
 
United Nations Programme of Action and related conferences
  • Text of the Programme of Action a number of publications in conjunction with its Control Arms’ partners.
    http://disarmament2.un.org/
 
  • Original UN Conference - 2001Website of the first UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, held July 2001.
    http://disarmament.un.org/
 
  • First Biennial Meeting of States – 2003 Review of conference by IANSAIANSA’s assessment of the contributions made by the UN, governments and NGOs.
    www.iansa.org
  • Second Biennial Meeting of States - 2005
    Website of the Second Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, held Jully 2005.
    www.un.org
Review Conference - 2006  
  • Website of the 2006 Review Conference of the UN Programme of Action.
    www.un.org
  • Implementing the Programme of Action – IANSA, 2003.
    www.iansa.org
  • Examining Implementation of the UN Programme of Action – IANSA and Biting the Bullet, 2005.
    www.iansa.org
 
  • Reports of the UN Special Rapporteur, Barbara Frey
    All of Barbara Frey's reports can be found online on the ‘Small Arms and Light Weapons' section of the University of Minnesota Human Rights Program website: (Frey is Director of the Program). http://hrp.cla.umn.edu/
 
Key reports on small arms and related issues 

General

  • Who Takes the Bullet? The impact of small arms violence ­– Norwegian Church Aid, 2005
    http://english.nca.no/
  • Shattered Lives: the case for tough international arms control – Control Arms, 2003
    www.controlarms.com
  • Putting People First: Human Security Perspectives on Small Arms Availability and Misuse – Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, 2003.
    www.hdcentre.org
  • Putting Guns in their Place: A resource pack for two years of action by humanitarian agencies – Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, 2004.
    www.hdcentre.org

The Arms trade

  • Global database on arms transfers
    www.nisat.org
  • The G8: global arms exporters – failing to prevent irresponsible arms transfers --- Control Arms, 2005.
    www.controlarms.org
  • Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1997-2004 – Congressional Research Service Report, 2005.
    www.fas.org
  • Dead on Time: arms transportation, brokering and the threat to human rights – Amnesty International and TransArms, 2006.
    www.controlarms.org
  • The Arms Fixers: Controlling the Brokers and Shipping Agents – BASIC, NISAT and PRIO, 2003.
    www.nisat.org

Small Arms and development

  • Guns or Growth? Assessing the impact of arms sales on sustainable development – Control Arms, 2004.
    www.controlarms.org
  • Securing Development – UNDP, 2005.
    www.undp.org
  • “Development Held Hostage”: Assessing the Effects of Small Arms on Human Development – UNDP, 2002.
    www.nisat.org
  • Why Fighting Crime can Assist Development in Africa : Rule of Law and Protection of the Most Vulnerable – UNODC, 2005
    www.unodc.org
  • Humanitarianism Under Threat: The Threat of Small Arms on Human Development –Small Arms Survey and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (Robert Muggah and Eric Berm an), 2001
    www.smallarmssurvey.org

Impact of small arms on women

Impact of small arms on children

  • Tageting Children: Small Arms and Children in Conflict – Rachel Stohl, Senior Analyst, Center for Defense Information, 2002
    www.watsoninstitute.org
  • Forgotten Casualties of War: Girls in armed conflict – Save the Children, 2005
    www.savethechildren.org.uk
  • The Impact of Conflict on Children – the role of small arms – Julia Freedson, in Disarmament Forum, 2002
    www.unidir.org
  • Neither War Nor Peace: International comparisons of children and youth in organized armed violence – Luke Downdney.
    www.coav.org.br

Impact of small arms on Humanitarian workers

  • No Relief: Surveying the Effects of Gun Violence on Humanitarian and Development Personnel – Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, 2005
    www.hdcentre.org

There are also a large number of published reports on the prevalence of small arms and/or the impact of gun-related violence in different countries around the world. These can easily located by searching for “small arms” and the country in question.

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