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UNLIREC continues to strengthen arms control in the private security sector in Jamaica

The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) is moving forward with the implementation of the arms control project aimed at the private security sector in Jamaica. This project was officially launched in November 2017 with the financial support of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

On May 15-16, 2018, at the request of the Government of Jamaica, UNLIREC held a technical workshop on international stockpile management standards. The main objective was to educate the operating staff of private security companies across the country and the initiative was, therefore, aimed at employees responsible for stockpile management. In order to mitigate the risk of arms diversion, training was centred on physical security measures for the weapons storage facilities of security companies. The workshop was attended by 13 companies and was based on the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATGs).

By providing assistance to Latin American and Caribbean States, UNLIREC contributes to the enhancement of public security and the implementation of the 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). 

For more information on UNLIREC, please visit (www.unlirec.org) or contact Ms. Amanda Cowl, Political Affairs Officer (cowl@unlirec.org)

Source: UNLIREC