Recognises international community should address this immediately,Defining the illicit

Recognises that illicit trading in small arms and light weapons is an extremely grave issue that the international community should address this immediately,Defining the illicit small arms trade as the unlawful trade, international or domestic of human personnel carry-able armaments according to the international law chapters and the relevant United Nations treaties and resolutions,Acknowledging that illegal small arms are the weapons of choice for insurgents, terrorists, criminals and international syndicates across the world,Noting that the main factors, which influence the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons, are:a)                  The demand for armsb)                  Border smugglingc)                  The black Marketd)                 Weak border controle)                  The poor observing and tracking of the trade of small arms and light weapons,Declaring that small arms are on par with weapons of mass destruction, as both are easily available and cause enormous damage and injury to the general public and entire global population, with most victims being innocent civilians,Alarmed by the giant surge of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW’s) and their black market increase,Recognizing the efforts commenced by NGOs in the provision of assistance to States for the Implementation of the Programme of Action,Emphasizing the importance of the continued and full implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects,Commending the work of UNIDIR (United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research) relative to its research on disarmament and security,Bearing in mind that the main objective of the UN has always been the strive for world peace,Underlining the need for States to enhance their efforts to build national capacity for the effective implementation of the Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument,Believes that the Arms Trade Treaty needs to be amended,