Activity title

UNRCPD South-East Asia Workshop on Building Capacity for Strengthening the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on SALW

06/06/2017 - 07/06/2017

Background

Activity description
This workshop was organized by UNRCPD, in cooperation with the Government of Laos, with funding provided by UNSCAR. It sought to increase capacities of states in South-East Asia to effectively utilize the PoA reporting mechanism on efforts to prevent and combat illicit trade in SALW. The workshop provided practical advice and skills on collecting national data, as well as preparing and submitting national reports online. It also sought to develop increased understanding of how PoA reporting can contribute to and support national efforts toward meeting Sustainable Development Goal 16.4. In addition, it provided an opportunity for the participants to discuss synergies between the PoA reporting mechanisms, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and possible elements of National Action Plans.

Focus of Activity

Transfer controls
Reporting on arms transfers
Reporting on transfer controls
International instruments
Regional cooperation

Type of Activity

Institutional capacity-building
Technical material or financial assistance

Partners

Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
Timor Leste

Implementors

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD)

Donors

UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR)

URLs

Contact Details

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
E-mail: info@unrcpd.org

Mr. Yuriy Kryvonos, Director
Phone: +977 5548581 (ext.207)
Mob.: +977 98 01018511
E-mail: yuriy.kryvonos@unrcpd.org
KSK Building, 4th Floor
Lagankhel, P.O. Box 107
Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal