From small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships, the landmark 2014 Arms Trade Treaty marked a turning point in the trade of conventional weapons. The treaty aims to set the highest common standards for regulating the international trade.
Africa is particularly affected by the illicit possession and trade in small arms and 40 countries on the continent have ratified or signed the treaty. The challenge is turning this commitment into practical action. At this seminar, African experts and participants will discuss options for more effective implementation of the treaty across the continent.
Chairperson: Gugu Dube, Researcher, ENACT, ISS Pretoria
Dumisani Dladla, Head, Arms Trade Treaty Secretariat
Peter Otim, Peace and Security Department of the AU Commission
Col Hainyanyula, Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Government of Namibia
Joseph Dube, International Action Network on Small Arms
Gugu Dube, Email: [email protected]
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