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Saferworld and Tongji University’s School of Political Science and International Relations have launched a new website to stimulate dialogue and deepen understanding in China on the global proliferation of conventional arms.

The Government of South Sudan has announced the start of disarmament campaigns in volatile states following recent clashes between armed groups where hundreds of people are thought to have been killed.

In the UK, IANSA member Saferworld hosted a visit of seven Chinese experts on arms and non-proliferation in late 2011.

The IANSA Women's Network and IANSA member Saferworld, as members of the Gender Action for Peace and Security UK (GAPS), have submitted their input to a new UK National Action Plan (NAP) on women, peace and security for 2011.

Summary report on the 12 July 2011 Side Event, “An Implementation Framework for an effective Arms Trade Treaty”, organized by Saferworld in association with the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Australia and Zambia, during the Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee, July 11-15 2011

On 6-8 June, representatives from 30 Asia-Pacific countries gathered in Bali to discuss arms transfers and ways to improve controls through a legally binding Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

On 1 June, IANSA Woman Sarah Masters gave a presentation about the gender dimensions of SALW control and disarmament demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) at a conference about the UN Programme of Action on small arms (UN PoA) in Berlin, Germany.

NGO presentations took place during the morning plenary session of Friday 13 May

Two new sub-national action networks on small arms have been launched in the Southern Sudanese states of Warrap and Central Equatoria under the Southern Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA).

Members of the Control Arms Campaign have issued a press release demanding a thorough review of UK arms exports to the Middle East and North Africa. 

On 3 March, members of the Control Arms Campaign addressed the UN, as part of the second session of the Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Tready (ATT).

On the 28 February, the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and Saferworld co-hosted an event on the key elements and of an effective and workable Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) implementation system.

On 16 February, Religions for Peace hosted a summit on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Birmingham, UK.

Saferworld has launched a new database and report comparing EU Member States’ national reporting on arms transfers.

On 6 November, The Upper Nile State Action Network on Small Arms (UNANSA) was established during a workshop in the northern border town of Malakal in Southern Sudan.

The “Gothenburg IV – Ecumenical Conference on Arms Trade” took place in London on the 27-31 October.