On 4, 7 and 8 September 2023, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) hosted three regional Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting webinars. These followed a previous webinar held on 27 March 2023, and precede the upcoming Annual Meeting of States of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap, scheduled for 14-15 November 2023 in Saint Lucia.

Following welcoming remarks from representatives of UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS as co-custodians of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap, the webinars highlighted the commitment by the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap States to combat illicit trafficking, forge partnerships and strengthen regional capacities. . Participants were updated on progress and developments to date in order to provide participants a comprehensive overview of ongoing efforts in the region. In addition, Filoi, who developed the Roadmap Reporting Platform. provided a hands-on demonstration of its functionality, ensuring that attendees gained practical insights into its effective use.

The primary focus of this webinar was to enhance understanding of the Roadmap Reporting Platform and engage relevant Caribbean Firearms Roadmap Focal Points.

Towards the Annual Meeting of States

This November, the Annual Meeting of States of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap will bring together Ministers from the region to discuss implementation of said Roadmap, identify additional priorities, challenges and assistance needs. In that regard, the work of National Focal Points towards monitoring and evaluation is crucial to the success of the Annual Meeting.

These M&E webinars are aligned with the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Goal 16 “Peace, justice and strong institutions”, and were made possible with funding from the Government of Germany.

Learn more about the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap here.