UNLIREC and the Government of Guatemala hold two workshops to ensure effective ATT implementation

20/08/2018
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23/08/2018
Activity description

From 20-23 August 2018, UNLIREC, in cooperation with the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized two workshops in support of the effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in the country and with funding from the ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF). The first workshop aimed at establishing a National Control Authority responsible for ATT implementation (20-21 August) while the second focused on the creation of national control lists in compliance with ATT provisions (23 August).  Both workshops targeted national authorities from sectors in charge of controlling conventional arms transfers or from other areas responsible for ATT implementation, such as the Directorate-General for Arms and Ammunition Control (DIGECAM), the National Civil Police, the Guatemalan Tax Authority (SAT) and more.

Project description

The workshops were part of the project activities funded by the Arms Trade Treaty Voluntary Trust Fund, of which Guatemala is a beneficiary state and in which UNLIREC, at the request of the Guatemalan authorities, is an implementing partner.    

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
Arms transfer controls
Control list
International instruments
Partners
Guatemala
Implementers
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)
Donors
ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF)
Budget
96,326
USD
Contact Details

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Address: Av.
Jorge Chávez 275, piso 3, Miraflores Lima, Perú
Telephones: (+51 1) 625-9114, (+51 1) 625-9100
Email:information@unlirec.org
Website: http://unlirec.screativa.com/en/