The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) – the first global, legally binding instrument – complements the UN PoA 2001 PoA in that it regulates the transfer of conventional arms by establishing international standards governing arms transfers. Robust implementation of this Treaty will help reduce the negative consequences of the uncontrolled trade in conventional arms, in particular, the lack of control that leads to the excessive proliferation of small arms and ammunition.

UNLIREC supports Latin American and Caribbean States in the implementation of this Treaty through:

  • specialized capacity-building targeting import and export control authorities.
  • support in the creation of national control lists.
  • assistance in the development of import/export licensing structures.
  • dissemination of risk assessment check-lists, templates and practical exercises.

With the Support of:

Arms Trade Treaty

Fact Sheet

Arms Trade Treaty Assistance Package

News

UNLIREC and the Government of Paraguay held an Executive Workshop on best practices for the prevention and reduction of the risk of diversion of arms, ammunition, parts and components The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues to support State efforts to achieve effective implementation of the Arms Trade…
UNLIREC provides assistance to the Dominican Republic in the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues to assist States of the region with the objective of supporting their…
UNLIREC and the Government of Paraguay held an executive workshop to increase awareness of the Arms Trade Treaty The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), continues to support State efforts to achieve effective implementa-tion of the Arms Trade…
UNLIREC and the Government of Guatemala hold two workshops to ensure effective ATT implementation The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues to support State efforts to achieve effective implementation of the Arms Trade…
UNLIREC and the Government of Guatemala Organise a Workshop to Identify Legislative Loopholes in the Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues to assist States in the region in their efforts to effectively implement…
UNLIREC and the Government of Guatemala advance towards the implementation of the Treaty on Arms Trade The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues to support State efforts to facilitate the effective implementation of the Arms…
UNLIREC and the Government of El Salvador launch the second activity of the new phase of collaboration in ATT implementation The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) remains committed to supporting State efforts to effectively implement the Arms Trade Treaty…
UNLIREC supports El Salvador in ATT implementation The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues its commitment to support States from the region in their efforts to…
UNLIREC supports Caribbean States in fulfilling their Arms Trade Treaty reporting obligations The United Nations Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) held a Practical Seminar: Fulfilling Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) reporting obligations in the CARICOM…
UNLIREC trains legal practitioners in the combat of illicit firearms trafficking in Peru Within the framework of the United Nations’ Joint Programme on Human Security, UNLIREC held a legal seminar on firearms control on 6 July, 2017 in the city of Trujillo (Northern…
UNLIREC supports Colombia in its efforts towards ATT implementation The United Nations Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) held a Practical Seminar for the Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty from 6-7…
Panama enhances its capacity to implement the Arms Trade Treaty The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues to support State Parties in the region to implement the Arms Trade…
Guatemala strengthens its ability to implement the Arms Trade Treaty The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues to support States in the region to implement the Arms Trade Treaty…
Dominican Republic committed to Arms Trade Treaty implementation The United Nation Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) continues to support Latin American and Caribbean States with the aim of assisting…
UNLIREC partners with Mexico to promote gender and youth approaches to implementing the UN 2001 PoA and the ATT On 13 November 2014 UNLIREC organized a roundtable on incorporating gender and youth approaches when implementing the United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms (PoA) and the Arms Trade…
UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Arms Trade Treaty Implementation Course launched this week in Costa Rica In response to requests by States in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to help prepare them for the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the United Nations Regional…
UNLIREC and Mexico join forces to promote future implementation of new Arms Trade Treaty On 27 February 2014, UNLIREC and the Government of Mexico convened a meeting of national stakeholders at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs to discuss various initiatives to promote implementation of…
Final United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to take place in March 2013 La Asamblea General convocará una Conferencia Final de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Tratado sobre el Comercio de Armas (TCA), del 18 al 28 de marzo de 2013 en Nueva…