The IANSA network includes Canadian gun control organizations such as the Coalition for Gun Control. IANSA is an international organization of NGOS that want total civilian disarmament. They have petitioned the United Nations to enact strategies to achieve this goal, to remove all "small arms and light weapons", including civilian hunting and sporting firearms. Their supposide reason for this is to promote government stability while simutaneously reducing firearms violence within their populations. They do not consider government genoicide of disarmed citizens to be a concern. Nor do they consider the inability of a civilian to protect themselves from criminals a concern- self defense is not a human right under United Nations charter, largely due to the work of IANSA.
IANSA does not reflect the will of the people, rather the will of their funders: governments. "IANSA’s work has been supported by funders including the Governments of Belgium, Sweden and Norway, as well as the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Compton Foundation, Ploughshares Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Samuel Rubin Foundation and Christian Aid." (wikipedia)
IANSA needs to keep out of the United Nation's business.
For some reason IANSA feels that all citizens should be potential defenseless victims to crime and tyrany.
"IANSA comes largely from five agencies of small to medium-size governments: The Belgian Ministry for Development Cooperation; the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the United Kingdom Department for International Development; and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The funding of IANSA by governments raises the question of collusion." (1999 Discerning the Times Digest and NewsBytes)