UNLIREC and the Government of the Dominican Republic hold two workshops to ensure effective ATT implementation

Activity description

UNLIREC and the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Interior and Police organized two workshops to support the implementation of the ATT. The first aimed at sensitizing public officials on different ATT provisions and models of National Control Authorities (NCA) (30 April-01 May), while the second, focused on deepening the dialogue and discussion on NCA implementation opportunities (25-26 June). Both workshops targeted national authorities from sectors in charge of controlling conventional arms transfers or from other areas responsible for ATT implementation.

In addition, UNLIREC presented the Treaty obligations regarding the establishment of a national control system. Such a system must include not only a national control authority responsible for evaluating arms transfers but also a national control list.

The Dominican Republic’s current situation was analyzed alongside the ATT obligations at both events. Similar examples were then presented and served as the basis for identifying a series of models that could be implemented to best suit the country’s needs and resources.

This activity constitutes the fourth and final activity undertaken under this year ATT-VTF project, however, conversations are being held with the Dominican government in order to continue exploring cooperation opportunities and deepen the ATT implementation. 

Participants in both activities included the Ministry of Interior and Police; Ministry of Defense; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Customs; Attorney General’s Office; the Army, Navy and Air Force of the Dominican Republic.

Project description

All project-related activities were funded by the ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF), of which the Dominican Republic is a beneficiary and in which UNLIREC, at the request of the Dominican authorities, is an implementing partner. 

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Legal or legislative assistance
Sensitization and outreach
Focus of Activity
Brokering controls
Control list
Gender based violence (GBV)
Import controls
International instruments
Reporting on arms transfers
Risk assessments
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
Transfer controls
Transit and trans-shipment controls
Dominican Republic
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)
ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF)
Contact Details

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)

Av.Jorge Chávez 275, piso 3, Miraflores Lima, Perú  

Tel. (+51 1) 625-9114,  (+51 1) 625-9100

Email: information@unlirec.org