Workshop on Gun Violence in Nepal
UNRCPD, together with members of the Nepal Working Group on Small Arms and Other Portable Lethal Weapons, organized outreach activities in Kathmandu in June2011 to promote the “Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence”, initiated by the International Action Network on Small Arms. The activities included an awareness-raising and capacity-building workshop on combating gun violence in Nepal. The workshop was attended by parliamentarians, political leaders and the media. It featured testimonies from the survivors of gun violence, the United Nations Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons, and an arms trade treaty in the context of combating the scourge caused by illicit small arms in the country.