Time for action on the Arms Trade Treaty

2020-11-18

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.

This event is co-hosted by the ISS and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Chairperson: Gugu Dube, Researcher, ENACT, ISS Pretoria

Speakers: 

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

Enquiries: 

Gugu Dube, Email: [email protected]

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