UNLIREC refurbishes indoor test firing range of the Institute of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine, Kingston, Jamaica

Activity description

UNLIREC and Paraguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized an Executive Workshop. The two-day activity (28-29 November) held at the Diplomatic and Consular Academy, aimed at increasing technical knowledge on the obligations of the Arms Trade Treaty. The Workshop targeted officials from sectors in charge or linked to con-trolling conventional arms transfers and ATT implementation.

In addition, UNLIREC presented the regional and international context of conventional arms transfers, Treaty obligations regarding the establishment of a national control system, a national control list and the available mechanisms to present initial and annual reports before the ATT Secretariat. The information gathered from this encounter served as the basis for future discussions and as a source of inputs to identify the next steps implementing the Treaty.


Project description

UNLIREC's Operational Forensic Ballistics Assistance Package aims to support Caribbean governments in their efforts to combat illicit trafficking in firearms and ammunition and the resulting impact on armed violence through: (i) strengthening national capacities on operational forensic ballistics; (ii) the establishment of sound national operational forensic ballistics systems; and (iii) establishing effective information management and sharing of forensic ballistics information within governments, regionally within the Caribbean and internationally via INTERPOL. The project's overall goal is to reduce armed violence and impunity by strengthening the national and regional capabilities of the law enforcement communities.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Technical material or financial assistance
Focus of Activity
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
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: Av.
Jorge Chávez 275, piso 3, Miraflores Lima, Perú
Telephones: (+51 1) 625-9114, (+51 1) 625-9100
Website: http://unlirec.screativa.com/en/