UNODC Specialized practical training on the investigation and prosecution of firearms trafficking and related offences for Burkina Faso
On 3-4 June 2019, UNODC organized a "Specialized practical training on the investigation and prosecution of firearms trafficking and related offences" for Burkina Faso. The training was a joint effort with the National Commission on Small Arms of Burkina Faso and part of UNODC's continued support to the country's institutions that in the last year has included, among others, support to illicit firearm collection campaigns; marking and registration of firearms; as well as the construction of a transit stockpiling site for seized and confiscated firearms and ammunition.
These activities are part of the efforts of UNODC to fight illicit firearms trafficking, organised crime and terrorism in West and Central Africa, and are embedded in 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.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Firearms Programme
Vienna International Centre, Room E1245
Tel.: (+43-1) 26060
Point of Contact: Silvia de Pedro
Phone: (+43-1) 26060-83288