Training to MINUSMA on Combating the Proliferation of Illicit SALW

Activity description

As part of the second phase of the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa's (UNREC) Technical Assistance to the Government of Mali project, which focused on the implementation of the National Action Plan on SALW, UNREC conducted trainings to enhance the capacities of MINUSMA to combat the illicit trafficking of SALW in Mali.The aim is to strengthen the capacity of the NatCom on SALW in Mali, in particular in implementing a national action plan on small arms and to conduct a training on small arms control - including personnel from MINUSMA.

Project description

UNREC's project on 'Technical Assistance to the Government of Mali on Small Arms Control/Support to the National Commission on SALW' follows three phases. The first phase, which aimed at re-operationalizing the Malian National Commission on SALW (NatCom), resulted in the approval of a National Action Plan (NAP) on SALW in February 2014. The second phase of the project (July 2014 - February 2015) aimed at supporting the Government of Mali to implement its NAP in accordance with international arms control mechanisms. Phase three of the project aims to support the NatCom in the marking and registering of SALW in Mali and the development of standard operating procedures for the management of imported weapons.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Technical material or financial assistance
Focus of Activity
National action plan (NAP)
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC)
Contact Details

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC)
B.P. 2705 Lomé – TOGO
TEL : (228) 22 53 50 00
FAX : (228) 22 50 43 15