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On 6-7 September, nearly 300 experts on violence prevention from more than 60 countries met in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss progress on WHO's Global Campaign for Violence Prevention and the way ahead.

A summary report of the side event "Health, women and development and the Arms Trade Treaty", co-organised by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

On 11 July, IANSA, IPPNW and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is co-hosting an event on “Health, women and development and the Arms Trade Treaty”.

The third Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT PrepCom) will take place at UN headquarters, 11-15 July.

In Nigeria the International Physicians to Prevent Nuclear War (IPPNW) celebrated the Global Week of Action with adverts on Radio Silverbird Rythm.

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), leading members of the IANSA Public Health Network, are using the Week of Action to highlight the public health aspects of small arms:

The most recent DAKS newsletter includes information about Germany’s largest arms producers, and information about a new campaign launched in Germany in May 2011,

On 12 May, IANSA co-sponsored a side event with the UN Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations entitled ‘Survivors of Gun Violence: Strengthening the UN Programme of Action (PoA)’.

7 April is World Health Day, and IANSA members are campaigning to raise awareness about the public health aspects of small arms worldwide.

On 28 February, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War(IPPNW) presented a side panel titled Control the Arms Trade: Improve Human and Environmental Health.