UNODC Workshop for improved cooperation, including exchange of information, at land border crossings between Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali
On 20-21 June 2019, with the support of the National Commission on Small Arms from Côte d'Ivoire, UNODC organized a workshop in Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, aimed at improving cooperation, including exchange of information, at land border crossings between Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali. The activity was a planning meeting aimed at identifying the next steps for practical initiatives to improve law enforcement and international judicial cooperation on firearms trafficking and related crimes, including training and operational support.
These initiatives 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