African Union 'Fast tracking Silencing the guns by 2020' high-level workshop

11/10/2018
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12/10/2018
Activity description

On 11-12 October 2018, the African Union organized a high-level workshop on “Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The scope of the workshop was to identify elements for an action plan aiming at fast-tracking the implementation of the African Union Silence the Guns in Africa by 2020 strategy.  Participants, including high-level representatives from the AU, UN, regional and civil society organisations, agreed on the need to make progresses in several areas, e.g. governance, ensuring the effectiveness of existing mechanisms; involvement of women and youth in all major discussions; ensuring adequate and diversified communications around Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020.

 

Project description

 The high-level workshop on “Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020”  was organized as part of the African Union Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by 2020, adopted by the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in January 2017

Type of Activity
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
Regional cooperation
Regional instruments
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Partners
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Côte d’ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
São Tomé and Príncipe
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Implementers
African Union (AU)
Contact Details

African Union Commission Headquarters

Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area)

W. 21 K. 19

P.O. Box: 3243

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

T: (251-11) 5513 822

F: (251-11) 5519 321

E: situationroom@africa-union.org

Webmail: https://webmail.africa-union.org/owa/

W: http://www.peaceau.org/en/