Recommendations from Expert Seminar, Oslo, 22 & 23 March 2006.
The expert seminar ‘Integrating Development into the UN Programme of Action Process’ was held in Oslo on 22–23 March 2006. This was a collaborative effort between the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers coalition. The purpose of the expert seminar was to elaborate concrete proposals on how to address the negative impacts of small-arms proliferation and violence on sustainable development within the implementation process of the UN Programme of Action To Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. This report presents a summary of the presentations and discussions that took place during the seminar, as well as priority areas and recommendations for future action at the local, national, regional and international levels.