UNLIREC and the Government of Paraguay held an executive workshop to increase awareness of the Arms Trade Treaty

Activity description

Between 28-29 November, UNLIREC and Paraguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with funding from the ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF), organized an Executive Workshop 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 controlling conventional arms transfers and ATT implementation, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of War Material, National Police, Ministry of Interior, Public Ministry, National Customs Directorate, National Anti-Drug Secretariat, National Defense Commission of the National Congress, the Money Laundering Prevention Secretariat and the National Secretariat for the Administration of Seized and Confiscated Assets.

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

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

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
Control list
Reporting on arms transfers
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)
ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF)
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/