The Council held a high-level panel discussion to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA).
What does POA stand for?
POA stands for Programme of Action (various organizations)
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We have 155 other meanings of POA in our Acronym Attic
- Privately Owned Animal
- Probability of Adequacy (insurance industry)
- Probability of Area
- Procrastinators of America
- Production Organization Approval
- Profession of Arms
- Profit on Ordinary Activities
- Program for Older Adults (various organizations)
- Program of Activities (various organizations)
- Programa Operativo Anual (Spanish: Annual Operating Program; various locations)
Samples in periodicals archive:
During the Review Conference on the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons from 27 August to 7 September, United Nations member states confirmed their commitment to fight illegal arms trading and to protect children in armed conflict.
Delegates at the United Nations Second Committee (Economic and Financial) held on 21 October warned that further delaying the practical implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for least developed countries would lead to a further deterioration in the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
It also expressed concern about underlying poverty, the decline in financial support for the Programme of Action and the role of the US, which despite ratifying the original ICPD Programme of Action, was the only country that voted against the ECLAC declaration.
The impact of the NGOs on the conference was so significant that the Programme of Action calls for the strengthening of participation by organized civil society in decision-making.
In July 2001, the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects resulted in the adoption, by consensus, of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (Programme of Action).
Although not legally binding, the Programme of Action is intended to prod national governments into imposing tough controls on the import and export of small arms, so as to prevent their diversion into black market channels.
The commission's recommendations, presented to Nixon in 1972, were humane, liberal, and far-reaching, anticipating the Programme of Action presented to the 1994 Cairo conference.