EU-ATT OP Seminar to Sensitize Parliamentarians on the Arms Trade Treaty in Togo

Activity description

As part of the 'EU ATT Outreach Project' Ad-hoc Activities, the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) held a seminar to sensitize parliamentarians on the ATT in Togo. The seminar provided an opportunity to all stakeholders (parliamentarians, civil society, public officials) to be sensitized on their roles and responsibilities regarding the implementation and universalization of the ATT in Togo. The objective of the seminar was also to discuss the next steps and upcoming projects for Togo to effectively implement the ATT.

Project description

The goal of 'EU ATT Outreach Project' is to support the early entry into force and effective implementation of the ATT. Upon request, the project will support a number of States in strengthening their arms transfer control systems with a view to being able to implement the ATT. The project also aims to increase awareness and ownership of the ATT at national and regional levels and therein contribute to its universalisation. The EU ATT Outreach Project has three different components: 1) Tailored National Assistance Programmes; 2) Ad-hoc Activities; and 3) Regional Seminars. National assistance programmes are developed in close cooperation with partner countries. Key elements of national assistance programmes are: an initial needs assessment visit; inclusive roadmap development; and, practical support follow up activities. The project is implemented by BAFA and co-funded between the EU and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Type of Activity
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
International instruments
Regional instruments
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
European Union (EU)
Contact Details

European External Action Service
Directorate for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention
B-1049 Brussels

Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
Division 225
Frankfurter Str. 29 – 35
65760 Eschborn
Phone: +49 6196 908-2602
Fax: +49 6196 908 11-2602