UNLIREC Delivers Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course (ATT-IC) in Guatemala

Activity description

The purpose of this assistance activity was to deliver UNLIREC’s Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course (ATT-IC) with inter-agency participation from the government of Guatemala. The course aims to empower Member States to begin implementation the ATT and identify gaps and areas of improvement in the national control system. UNLIREC’s ATT Team carried out an ATT-IC using an updated version of its training materials, following three courses undertaken in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and El Salvador, in October 2014, in January 2015 and in March 2015, respectively. Several Ministries and agencies participated in the course, including the Ministry of Defence, Interior, Foreign Affairs, Customs, Intelligence, and the National Police as well as members of civil society.

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
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Transfer 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: 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/