The Secretary General of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) and the Republic of Ecuador, in its role as President Pro-tempore of the CAN, organized the Second Governmental Experts Workshop on the Marking of Weapons, from 27 to 28 May, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador. The workshop aimed to make progress towards the consolidation of a technical and legally-binding proposal to standardize the marking of small arms and their ammunition in the Andean Region. The event was attended by 46 delegates from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, as well as representatives from the UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) who participated in the process as technical advisers.