UNSCAR: Major German Contribution to UN Arms Control

10th December 2014

At the end of 2014, Germany will contribute another 1.2 million Euro (around 1.5 million USD) to the UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR). UNSCAR is currently the only UN funding mechanism to help finance new projects with regard to the implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UN PoA) and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Both multilateral agreements are important instruments concerning the international trade in conventional arms. The Programme of Action is a politically binding agreement addressing the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons (SALW). The ATT, entering into force on December 24, 2014, is a legally binding treaty that will regulate the international arms trade by establishing universal criteria for the export and import of arms. (Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations)

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[source: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations]