2020 Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms

The seventh Biennial Meeting of States (BMS7) on the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons In All Its Aspects was scheduled to take place  at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 15-19 June 2020. The Chair for the Conference is Ambassador Lazarus O. Amayo of Kenya. 

IANSA serves as the official coordinator of civil society participation in BMS7 this year. Please contact Rose Welsch at rose.welsch[at]iansa.org if you have any questions related to the event. 

Due to public health concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting has been postponed. A decision on the new dates will be taken during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly First Committee in October 2020, with a view to holding the BMS7 in 2021.

BMS7 documents

Reaching Critical Will resources

Background information

Other resources