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

Activity description

The purpose of the activity was to deliver UNLIREC’s Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course (ATT-IC). The course aims to empower Member States to begin implementing the ATT and identify gaps and areas of improvement in the national control system. Dominican Republic requested the ATT-IC course after two of its officials participated as international observers in the pilot course in Costa Rica in October 2014. The ATT-IC was delivered to at least 38 representatives from several ministries and agencies, including the Ministry of Interior and Police, Defence, Foreign Affairs, Customs, and the Firearms National Registry.

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
Dominican Republic
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/