Seventh Biennial Meeting of States on the Programme of Action

The UN Programme of Action (PoA) on small arms and light weapons envisages the convening of Biennial Meetings of States “to consider the national, regional and global implementation of the Programme of Action.”

In light of the situation concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the General Assembly postponed BMS7 to a period in 2021 to be decided by the General Assembly at its seventy-fifth session.

Informal consultations

Letters from the Chair:



Essential documents

Working papers

National reports

Countries have committed to report every two years on the implementation of the PoA and ITI.

2020 National reports are past due. Please submit as soon as possible.

In addition, States can provide by 29 February 2020 to the Secretariat their views on preventing the diversion of small arms, see Note Verbale


SG’s Report:

The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects


2019 –  [A][C][E][F][R][S]

Information for NGOs

NGO accreditation: Aide-mémoire
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Reports from Organizations

Relevant international and regional organizations submit reports on their implementation of the PoA and ITI (deadline: 31 May).

Submitted reports