12/02/2014 - 14/02/2014
The first phase of the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa's (UNREC) Technical Assistance to the Government of Mali project, aimed to provide support to the Malian National Commission on SALW (CNLPAL) for its Re-Operationalization which resulted in the approval of a new National Action Plan (NAP) on SALW in February 2014. UNREC held a workshop to validate the NAP, which is to be applied in all the regions and for the benefit of all groups in Malian society (ie. civil society, defence and security forces, associations, non-governmental organisations, etc.). The Mali National Action Plan on SALW for 2014-2018 was printed to promote the implementation of its activities.
UNREC's project on 'Technical Assistance to the Government of Mali on Small Arms Control/Support to the National Commission on SALW' follows three phases. The first phase, which aimed at re-operationalizing the Malian National Commission on SALW (NatCom), resulted in the approval of a National Action Plan (NAP) on SALW in February 2014. The second phase of the project (July 2014 - February 2015) aimed at supporting the Government of Mali to implement its NAP in accordance with international arms control mechanisms. Phase three of the project aims to support the NatCom in the marking and registering of SALW in Mali and the development of standard operating procedures for the management of imported weapons.
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