Activity title

UNLIREC FACILITATES ROUNDTABLE ON THE CONFORMATION OF A NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR ARMS TRADE TREATY IMPLEMENTATION IN GUATEMALA

24/01/2017 - 25/01/2017

Background

Activity description
UNLIREC’s ATT Team carried out a roundtable for national authorities in Guatemala, as part of its Arms Trade Treaty implementation assistance package. This roundtable aimed to provide guidelines on the conformation of a national control authority responsible for arms transfers in compliance with the provisions found in the ATT and to provide examples of international standards and models from other States at both the regional and global levels. Guatemala requested UNLIREC´s assistance in conducting such round table to widen the understanding of its government officials concerning the role of the national authority in controlling international arms transfers.

Project description
UNLIREC assistance package in relation to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is based on the principles of collaboration and tailor-made delivery to match Member States' assistance requests. For that purpose, up to date, UNLIREC has developed the following tools, which are adapted to national contexts and interests: (i) the Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course (ATT-IC) designed to promote comprehensive understanding of Treaty obligations to the relevant national authorities and effective implementation of the ATT at the national level in Latin America and the Caribbean; (ii) roundtables and practical studies to assist in the conformation and/or strengthening of national control authorities; and (iii) a module for transit and transshipment controls including best practices. Finally, as part of the institutional assistance package, UNLIREC continues to develop practical tools designed to respond to Member States concerns, including, but not limited to, mitigating the risk of diversion. This project has been made possible thanks to the financial support of Germany. Spain and Australia have provided complimentary financial support.

Focus of Activity

National legislation
Transfer controls
International instruments
Risk assessment
End-use controls
Diversion

Type of Activity

Institutional capacity-building
Legal or legislative assistance

Partners

Guatemala

Implementors

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)

Donors

Germany

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Contact Details

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Address: Complejo Javier Pérez de Cuellar Av. Pérez Aranibar 750 Magdalena del Mar – Lima 17, Perú
Phone: +51 1 6259114
Fax: +51 1 6259100
Email: information@unlirec.org
Website: http://unlirec.org/