On 6th June 2006, the South East European Network on the Control of Arms (SEENCA) held its second Annual General Meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. The AGM saw an expansion of the network from four to eight members, now including NGO’s from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania (former members from BiH, Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia).
The members responded to the many recent incidents of SALW misuse in the region by developing its program of work for the next year to help prevent such incidents in the future and agreeing its advocacy priorities for the UN Review Conference on the Program of Action to control SALW taking place in New York between 26th June and 7th July this year. The Network calls on the governments of the region to act decisively and without delay in the area of SALW control.
The AGM was followed on the 7th of June by a day of joint action by member NGOs. It opened with a TV discussion on Sarajevo cantonal TV, and was followed by ‘Million Faces’ campaign in central Sarajevo.