Conferences & Meetings

September 13, 2017

Parliaments and civil society as relevant stakeholders for universalization and implementation of the ATT: the (West) African Experience

Conference Location: 
Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), room 6
09/13/2017 - 13:15 to 14:45
Arms Trade Treaty

Conference Details

At the upcoming third Conference of State Parties (CSP3) to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the Parliamentary Forum, together with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, organizes a side event that will discuss implementation and universalization of the ATT looking at the (West) African experience.

The discussion will highlight importance of civil society and parliaments in this process, the role of Regional Economic Communities in ensuring universalization as well as the importance of national strategies linked to national political priorities and relevant international frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda and the UNPOA.

  • H.E. Yvette Stevens, Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, Vice-President of CSP3
  • Karin Olofsson, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Sweden
  • James Agalga, Member of Parliament, Ghana
  • Sylvère Tchédoh Koffi, President of the Action Network on Small Arms in Western Africa (RASALAO), Cote d’Ivoire
  • Alexander Geiger, Program Coordinator on Disarmament, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Germany
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