ATT Academy in Southern Africa - Workshop 1

09/12/2019
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12/12/2019
Descripción de la actividad

On 09-12 December 2019, Control Arms, in partnership with the Ministry of Defence of Namibia and with funding support from the ATT Voluntary Trust Fund, organised a four-days training on the Arms Trade Treaty in Windhoek, Namibia. This meeting is part of a longer term project titled the ATT Academy in Southern Africa, which aims to provide in-dept training and support to thirty-five government and civil society representatives from Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia participated.

This first session focused on the core articles of the ATT emphasizing, in particular, the Treaty’s scope and general implementation provisions as well as the importance of Articles 8, 9 and 11 which refer to the responsibilities of importing and transit and transhipment states to prevent illicit arms transfers and diversion. This meeting also stressed the importance of complementarity between the ATT and other international and regional instruments that address security, human rights and development challenges including the Sustainable Development Agenda. Experts’ presentations, discussion groups and hypothetical exercises encouraged participants to ask questions and relate ATT obligations to their national context. The workshop also identified links between small arms proliferation, the ATT and wildlife poaching, a serious problem in many Southern African countries, including Namibia.

Descripción del Proyecto

The ATT Academy is a joint project organized by the Namibian Ministry of Defence and Control Arms, with funding from the Voluntary Trust Fund and support from the International Human Rights Clinic at the Harvard Law School.

Tipo de actividad
Institutional capacity-building
Sensitization and outreach
Enfoque de la Actividad
Control list
Diversion
Import controls
International instruments
Regional instruments
Transfer controls
Transit and trans-shipment controls
Socios
Botswana
Democratic Republic of the Congo
eSwatini
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mozambique
Namibia
Zambia
Implementadores
Control Arms
Donantes
ATT Voluntary Trust Fund (VTF)
Presupuesto
230,895
USD
Contacto

Control Arms

Address: 205 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Tel.: +1 212-687-3146

E-mail: info@controlarms.org

 

Point of Contact: Raluca Muresan

Phone: 623.776.5727

E-mail: Raluca.Muresan@controlarms.org