Sign on letter ahead of UNSC SALW open debate 2015
Published: 6 May 2015
On behalf of the undersigned civil society organizations, we are writing to you to request your government’s active participation at the open debate of the UN Security Council on “Small Arms: The Human Cost of Illicit Transfer, Destabilizing Accumulation and Misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons” on 13 May 2015. The debate will focus on the threats Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) pose to civilian protection during armed conflicts and post-conflict situations. The undersigned appeal for your government to voice its strong support for enhancing the Security Council’s efforts to address their Responsibility to Protect in this regard and the horrific civilian impact of what have become “the weapons of choice” in armed conflicts and postconflict situations.