15 CARICOM States and the Dominican Republic came together in October 2020 to formally adopt the ‘Roadmap for Implementing The Caribbean Priority Actions on the Illicit Proliferation of Firearms and Ammunition across the Caribbean in a Sustainable Manner by 2030’ (Caribbean Firearms Roadmap). The vision for the Roadmap is a safer Caribbean, achieved by addressing the issue of illicit proliferation of firearms and ammunition. The Roadmap serves as a guiding document for commonly agreed levels of performance at the strategic, policy and operational levels.  

The Roadmap takes into consideration the provisions found in the UN 2001 PoA, as well as the legal obligations stemming from the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the Firearms Protocol. Its effective implementation will also contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goal 16, with a specific focus on Target 16.4 aimed at significantly reducing arms flow. 

The Goals of the Roadmap are:

  • Goal 1: Reinforce regulatory frameworks governing firearms and ammunition
  • Goal 2: Reduce the illicit flow of firearms and ammunition into, within and beyond the region
  • Goal 3: Bolster law enforcement capacity to combat illicit firearms and ammunition trafficking and their illicit possession and misuse
  • Goal 4: Systematically decrease the risk of diversion of firearms and ammunition from government- and non-government-owned arsenals

UNLIREC and its partner, CARICOM IMPACS, are the co-custodians of the Roadmap and are supporting its effective implementation in collaboration with other regional and international partners with the support of the donor community.

Fact Sheet

Caribbean Firearms Roadmap

[Version française] Feuille de Route des Caraïbes

Publications

Roadmap for Implementing The Caribbean Priority Actions on the Illicit Proliferation of Firearms and Ammunition across the Caribbean in a Sustainable Manner by 2030

[Version française] Feuille de route pour l’exécution durable des mesures prioritaires des Caraïbes contre la prolifération illicite des armes à feu et des munitions dans les Caraïbes à l’horizon 2030

UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS Joint Statement on formal adoption of The Caribbean Firearms Roadmap during CBSI High-level Security Dialogue

News

St. Kitts & Nevis: National officials improve capacities to strengthen stockpile security From 6 to 8 December 2022, officials from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Saint Kitts and Nevis Defence Force participated…
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Guyana trains officials on interdicting small arms and ammunition to prevent illicit trafficking From 5 October to 21 October 2022, nineteen officials, including four women, from the Guyana Police Force, Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Revenue Authority, Cheddi Jagan International Airport and Ogle Airport…
Guyana works to reduce armed violence and crimes involving firearms From 27 to 30 September 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), in collaboration with the Government of Guyana,…
UNLIREC hosts SALIENT funded meeting in Jamaica in support of National Action Plan On 21 September 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), hosted a roundtable meeting in support of Jamaica’s National…
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Jamaica: UNLIREC hosts training to reduce effects of armed violence From 15 to 18 August, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica, carried…
UNLIREC hands over Double Casting Kit and hosts Double Cast Training for Trinidad and Tobago From 8 to 10 August 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) delivered its Double Casting Course and handed…
Haiti finalizes National Action Plan On Firearms after welcoming second in-person mission from UNLIREC Haiti concluded the preparation of its National Action Plan (NAP) and a baseline assessment for the ‘Roadmap for Implementing the Caribbean Priority Actions on the Illicit Proliferation of Firearms and…
Caribbean Firearms Roadmap: UNLIREC holds Monitoring and Evaluation Roundtable Meetings with Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada On 28 June 2022 in Trinidad and Tobago; and from 30 June to 1 July  2022 in Grenada, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin…
Caribbean Firearms Roadmap: Eleven Caribbean States participate in an Introduction to Shooting Incident Reconstruction Webinar organized by UNLIREC On 30 June 2022, sixty-six officials from eleven Caribbean States participated in the "Introduction to Shooting Incident Reconstruction Webinar” delivered by the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and…
Haiti begins drafting action plan under Caribbean Firearms Roadmap On 15 February 2022, Haiti became the 12th State to commence concrete actions under the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap and initiated the process to establish a National Action Plan (NAP) for…
UNLIREC holds Executive Seminar and Inter-Institutional Roundtable Meetings on the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap, with Saint Vincent & the Grenadines On 25-27 April 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the Caribbean Community’s Implementation Agency for Crime and…
UNLIREC holds regional webinars on “Evidentiary Hearings and the Discipline of Firearm and Tool Mark Examination” with 12 CARICOM States On 21 March 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), hosted two regional webinars on Evidentiary Hearings and the…
UNLIREC holds Firearms Identification Workshop for Trinidad and Tobago On 14 March 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), delivered a Firearms Identification Workshop: From Crime Scene to…
UNLIREC provides technical assessment for armouries in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada From 14 to 18 March 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), carried out technical assessments for government armoury…
UNLIREC holds Cartridge Case Triage Course for Trinidad and Tobago From 7 – 10 March, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), delivered a Cartridge Case Triage Course in Trinidad…
UNLIREC holds Regional Webinar on Building a Crime Gun Preventive Strategy in the Caribbean On 24 February 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) hosted the regional webinar on ‘Building a Crime Gun…
UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS hold Executive Seminar for the Advancement Haiti’s National Action Plan for the implementation of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap On 15 February 2022, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the Caribbean Community’s Implementation Agency for Crime and…
UNLIREC holds Roundtable Meeting on National Firearms Licensing Systems for Trinidad and Tobago On 3 December 2021, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), in collaboration with the Governments of Germany and Trinidad…
UNLIREC holds Regional Webinar on Combatting Ghost Guns On 15 November 2021, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) hosted the regional webinar on ‘Combatting Ghost Guns’. The…
1st Annual Meeting of States to discuss advances made on Caribbean Firearms Roadmap 9 November 2021 - The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security…
UNLIREC holds first thematic working meeting with the Dominican Republic to discuss Goal 1: reinforce regulatory frameworks governing firearms and ammunition On 5 October 2021, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) held its first working thematic meeting for the Dominican…
UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS hold Executive Seminar for the Advancement of Saint Lucia’s National Action Plan for the implementation of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap On 11 June 2021, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the Caribbean Community’s Implementation Agency for Crime and…
UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS hold Executive Seminar for the Advancement of St Kitts and Nevis’s National Action Plan for the implementation of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap On 30 October 2020, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the Caribbean Community’s Implementation Agency for Crime and…
UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS Joint Statement on the formal adoption of The Caribbean Firearms Roadmap during CBSI High-level Security Dialogue Joint Statement by UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS during the Ninth CBSI High-level Dialogue 28 October 2020 Delivered by Ms. Melanie Regimbal, Director, UNLIREC CBSI High level Dialogue 2020 I deliver…
UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS hold Executive Seminar for the Advancement of Trinidad and Tobago’s National Action Plan for the implementation of the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap On 26 October 2020, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) and the Caribbean Community’s Implementation Agency for Crime and…
UNLIREC and CARICOM IMPACS hold virtual encounter with Caribbean States on adoption of Caribbean Firearms Roadmap The Permanent Secretaries of National Security from CARICOM Member States and the Dominican Republic recommended that the newly developed Caribbean Firearms Roadmap be adopted at the ministerial level as a…