In September 2013, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2117 (2013) Dedicated to Question of Small Arms and Light Weapons, which is the first-ever resolution dedicated exclusively to the issue of small arms and light weapons.
In June 2013, the full text of the historic Arms Trade Treaty was published by the UNODA. It is worth noting that the co-founder of Defend International, Dr. Widad Akreyi, helped pioneer this international agreement, which was adopted in April 2013 and entered into force in December 2014.
The General Assembly proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind.
Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weaponsin All Its Aspects.
The States Parties to this Convention, deeply concerned that civilian populations and individual civilians continue to bear the brunt of armed conflict…
Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, 75 U.N.T.S. 135, entered into force Oct. 21, 1950.
Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I), 1125 U.N.T.S. 3, entered into force Dec. 7, 1978.