UNLIREC and the Government of the Dominican Republic hold a workshop to ensure effective ATT implementation
From 30 April to 1 May 2019, UNLIREC and the Dominican Republic´s Ministry of Interior and Police organized a workshop aimed at establishing a National Control Authority responsible for ATT implementation. The workshop targeted national authorities from sectors in charge of controlling conventional arms transfers or from other areas responsible for ATT implementation. In addition, UNLIREC presented the Treaty obligations regarding the establishment of a national control system. Such a system must include not only a national control authority responsible for evaluating arms transfers but also a national control list.
The Dominican Republic´s current situation was analyzed alongside ATT obligations. Examples of other countries National Control Authorities were presented in order to better identify their best suited characteristics to the country’s needs and resources. The discussions held during the workshop will continue in June at a second event, which will benefit from the information gathered in this first encounter.
Participants included the Ministry of Interior and Police, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Customs Directorate, Air Force, Army, Navy, Attorney General’s Office and the Judiciary.
All project-related activities were funded by the ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF), of which the Dominican Republic is a beneficiary and in which UNLIREC, at the request of the Dominican Republic authorities, is an implementing partner.
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)
Av.Jorge Chávez 275, piso 3, Miraflores Lima, Perú
Tel. (+51 1) 625-9114, (+51 1) 625-9100