Activity title

League of Arab States (LAS) – German Federal Foreign Office: “Workshop on SALW control and CSBMs”

13/05/2013 - 14/05/2013

Background

Activity description
As part of an agreement between the League of Arab States (LAS) and the German Federal Foreign Office on building capacity for LAS staff, a workshop on SALW control and CSBMs was held on 13-14 May 2013 at LAS Headquarter in Cairo. The event, arranged with the financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office, brought together representatives of the LAS Political Affairs Department, the Social Affairs Department, the Economic Affairs Department, as well as from the Arab National Security Sector with the scope of raise awareness and build capacity on the issue. The workshop addressed several topics including: developments in SALW control at the international level, including in the framework of the ATT; current challenges regarding SALW proliferation, DDR, and SALW control; origins and Development of CSBMs, lessons learned, and CSBMs in the Middle East.

Focus of Activity

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

Type of Activity

Institutional capacity-building
Sensitization and outreach

Partners

Algeria
Bahrain
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
United Arab Emirates
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Mauritania
Morocco
Palestine
Qatar
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
Tunisia
Yemen

Implementers

League of Arab States (LAS)

Donors

Germany

URLs

Contact Details

League of Arab States
Tahrir Square 1, 11642 Cairo, Egypt
Tel.: +20 2 25750511
Fax: +20 2 25740331
Point of Contact: Fadi Achaia
Phone: ext. 3567
E-mail: fadi.achaia@las.int