Activity title

Building Capacities on Arms Control in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region 2017

- 14/07/2017

Background

Activity description
As part of the project ‘Building Capacities on Arms Control in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region’, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) organized an executive education course in Geneva on 10-14 July, 2017, with funding provided by the Government of Switzerland. The course was attended by 13 officials, diplomats and military officers from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, State of Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, and the Swiss Defence Attaché in Jordan. The course provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss international arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament instruments, as well as international regimes for the control of weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons. The course also addressed international humanitarian law and specific security challenges affecting the MENA region.

Project description
The project ‘Building Capacities on Arms Control in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region’ is being implemented by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and specifically seeks to engage both Geneva-based practitioners and regional stakeholders in the Middle East and North Africa on international arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. The project includes both courses in Geneva and courses in the MENA region focussing on weapons of mass destruction, conventional weapons, international humanitarian law and specific regional security challenges.

Focus of Activity

Transfer controls
Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)
International instruments
Regional cooperation

Type of Activity

Institutional capacity-building

Partners

Egypt
Jordan
Kuwait
Libya
Morocco
Qatar
Palestine
Saudi Arabia
Tunisia

Implementers

Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Donors

Switzerland

URLs

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Contact Details

Marc Finaud, Senior Programme Advisor
GCSP
Maison de la paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2D
1211 Geneva 1 (Switzerland)
Phone: +41 (0)22 730 96 41
Email: m.finaud@gcsp.ch