What We Do

Name of Project:

Promotion of the Implementation of International Disarmament Instruments

Description:

UNLIREC helps States to translate the obligations and commitments found in international disarmament-related instruments into action at national, sub-regional and regional levels through awareness-raising workshops and seminars. UNLIREC also offers secretariat support to States in arriving at sub-regional or regional positions and in elaborating consolidated statements and declarations. Some of these instruments include:

  • UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects (UN 2001 PoA)
  • Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development
  • United Nations International Tracing Instrument (ITI)
  • UN Firearms Protocol
  • CIFTA Convention
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540(2004) and 1325(2000)
  • Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)

Target Group:

National sectors responsible for disarmament issues.

Objectives:

  • Monitor the progress made in the implementation of international disarmament-related instruments.
  • Bolster States' ability to meet their disarmament-related obligations.
  • Foster coordination within and among States for more robust and innovative national and sub-regional responses in combating the blight of illicit trafficking in firearms, ammunition and explosives.
  • Contribute to aligning States' disarmament-related action plans to the obligations found in international agreements.

Papers and Publications:

Briefing Paper on Women, Peace and Security: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Latin America and the Caribbean region

The purpose this Briefing Paper is to outline the particular relevance of Resolution 1325 (2000) to the Latin American and Caribbean region by addressing the following questions: What is the content of Resolution 1325 (2000)? What relevance and importance does Resolution 1325 (2000) have to the region? What are the different ways for Member States of the region to implement Resolution 1325 (2000)?