In its resolution 2220 (2015), the Security Council requested the SecretaryGeneral to continue to submit to the Council on a biennial basis a report on the issue of small arms and light weapons, including on the implementation of the resolution. The impact of the misuse and illicit circulation of small arms continued to be of considerable concern to the United Nations and to the broader international community. Poorly regulated small arms are key enablers of armed conflict and a means of sustaining it. Their easy availability and the lack of adequate control systems facilitate a vast spectrum of human rights violations, aggravate poverty and impede sustainable development.
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