Primary Sources

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite
Style:MLAAPAChicagoClose

loading...

UN Firearms Protocol

Published May 2001

Share

Protocol

UN Firearms Protocol

The UN Firearms Protocol was adopted in May 2001 and entered into force on July 3, 2005. The UN states that the protocol was "adopted in May 2001 by General Assembly resolution 55/255, as the third supplementary Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

The objective of the Firearms Protocol, which is the first legally binding instrument on small arms adopted at the global level, is to promote, facilitate and strengthen cooperation among States in preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition."

More on This Topic

Analysis Brief

A Blow to al-Qaeda

Author: Deborah Jerome

The death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a U.S. operation in Pakistan marks a triumph for the United States, although the lasting...

Audio

Afghan Peace Talks (Audio)

Speakers: James Dobbins and James J. Shinn
Presider: Frank G. Wisner

James Dobbins and James J. Shinn, coauthors of Afghan Peace Talks: A Primer, discuss the relationships between al-Qaeda, the Taliban,...