Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons

Call for Action: Parliamentary Strengthening for Democratic, Peaceful and Sustainably Developed Societies

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In times when democracy is under pressure, while at the same time conflicts and armed violence is on the rise, global parliamentary action is more vital than ever to contribute to more peaceful and sustainable development. However, the future of organisations such as the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PFSALW) is uncertain due to shifting donor priorities.

PFSALW is the only membership-based organisation gathering parliamentarians globally across party-political lines, specifically related to the reduction and prevention of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) related violence. It is an organisation constituted by parliamentarians, for parliamentarians working for sustainable development, human security and peace-building.

We are therefore inviting you to sign the below ‘Call for Action’ which will be used in communication with current and new potential donors.

I agree on the following key messages:

  • I note the decline in democracy combined with a rise in armed violence and conflict implying that parliamentarians need to act globally.
  • I acknowledge PFSALW as a highly relevant and useful organisation to support parliamentary work related to prevention and reduction of SALW-related armed violence, ultimately contributing to peaceful and sustainably developed societies.
  • I encourage the donor community to consider investing in parliamentary organisations such as PFSALW, in order to achieve more peaceful and sustainable societies.

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