UNLIREC launches its Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course (ATT-IC) and its pilot training manual in Costa Rica

Activity description

The purpose of the mission was twofold (a) deliver the pilot UNLIREC Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course (ATT-IC) with inter-agency participation from the Government of Costa Rica and observers from Mexico and Central American States that had ratified the ATT to date; and (b) undertake an independent review of the course training materials to support the edition of the final ATT-IC manual that has been utilized to deliver technical assistance to regional Member States. The course aims to empower Member States to begin implementing the ATT and identify gaps and areas of improvement in the national control system.

Project description

UNLIREC assistance package in relation to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is based on the principles of collaboration and tailor-made delivery to match Member States' assistance requests. For that purpose, up to date, UNLIREC has developed the following tools, which are adapted to national contexts and interests: (i) the Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course (ATT-IC) designed to promote comprehensive understanding of Treaty obligations to the relevant national authorities and effective implementation of the ATT at the national level in Latin America and the Caribbean; (ii) roundtables and practical studies to assist in the conformation and/or strengthening of national control authorities; and (iii) a module for transit and transshipment controls including best practices. Finally, as part of the institutional assistance package, UNLIREC continues to develop practical tools designed to respond to Member States concerns, including, but not limited to, mitigating the risk of diversion. This project has been made possible thanks to the financial support of Germany. Spain and Australia have provided complimentary financial support.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Focus of Activity
International instruments
Regional cooperation
Transfer controls
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)
Contact Details

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Address: Complejo Javier Pérez de Cuellar Av. Pérez Aranibar 750 Magdalena del Mar – Lima 17, Perú
Phone: +51 1 6259114
Fax: +51 1 6259100
Email: information@unlirec.org
Website: http://unlirec.org/