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.