UNODC Training on investigation and prosecution of illicit firearms trafficking and related cases for Chad

Activity description

On 8-12 July 2019, UNODC organized a training course in N'Djamena, Chad aimed at increasing the capacities of national authorities on the investigation and prosecution of illicit firearms trafficking and related cases. The training targeted representatives from various institutions from law enforcement and criminal justice components. This initiative is also aimed at improving interagency coordination and information exchange on cases related to firearms trafficking and terrorism.
This activity in Chad will be followed by more specialized training on the detection of firearms at land borders. UNODC is currently working with Chadian authorities in other to support new legislation on firearms as well as the eventual creation of National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), as mandated by the Kinshasa Convention on SALW.

Project description

This activity is part of the efforts of UNODC to fight illicit firearms trafficking, organised crime and terrorism in West and Central Africa, and is part of the African Union's "Silencing the Guns Continental Plan of Action on the Control of Illicit SALW" aimed at implementing the AU's Silencing the Guns initiative. These activities were made possible thanks to the financial and technical support from the Governments of Germany and Italy. 

Type of Activity
Technical material or financial assistance
Focus of Activity
Border controls
International instruments
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Transfer controls
Geneva Forum
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Contact Details

UNODC's Global Firearms Programme

Vienna International Centre, Room E1245, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime – UNODC

Tel.: (+43-1) 26060
Point of Contact: Silvia de Pedro
Phone: (+43-1) 26060-83288