States recognize that international assistance is essential for the effective implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.

Presented here is a checklist designed to help states consider the types of activities they may need to undertake to address small arms and light weapons in their territory, whether through national resources or through international assistance.

This checklist is an integral part of the Matching Needs and Resources mechanism developed by UNIDIR and hosted by the Programme of Action Implementation Support System, administered by the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs.

Citation: Kerry Maze (2009). "Implementing the UN Programme of Action: A Checklist for Matching Needs and Resources", UNIDIR, Geneva.