Control Arms ATT Academy in Latin America, Second in-person training
A part of the Control Arms ATT Academy in Latin America project, the second in-person training took place from 12-14 September 2018, and explored challenges and solutions to the Treaty’s implementation through expert presentations, relevant discussions, inputs and interactive exercises. Over two and a half days, participants discussed the outcomes of the fourth Conference of States Parties to the ATT (CSP 2018) as well as themes particularly relevant to the sub-region such as diversion and tackling gender-based violence. This training also explored challenges to the Treaty’s implementation identified by participants in the interim period, including national control lists, reporting obligations and international assistance. Participants applied lessons learned throughout both in-person trainings by completing hypothetical exercises and engaging in-group discussions.
The ATT Academy is a project of Control Arms, with funding from the UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR). The project goal is to provide an in-depth and tailored learning opportunity to carefully selected participants who engage directly with the ATT in their work as government, or as part of civil society. In addition, it also aims to provide an opportunity to explore linkages to other relevant arms, security development instruments, and enables discussion and analysis of regional-specific issues.
The ATT Academy in Latin America consisted of two in-person trainings. The first in-person training enables participants to have a thorough and technical understanding of the Treaty, followed by on-the-job support. The second in-person training is designed to specifically explore and tackle problems, which participants identify, as they apply the knowledge gained to their day-to-day work.
The 2018 ATT Academy in Latin America drew participants from México, Honduras, Perú, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. This project brought together 18 participants – 12 from government, and 6 from civil society – each of whom have a direct line of responsibility to ATT implementation in their country and/or be in a position to advance ATT ratification and accession, where applicable. This ATT Academy explored issues that are specific to Latin American regions, particularly diversion and gender-based violence as it relates to the arms trade.
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