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June 14, 2017

Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue vital for the universalisation and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

The Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin and the FES Competence Centre for Peace and Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, successfully held the conference “Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue on the Arms Trade Treaty” on the 13th and 14th of June, 2017.

More than 40 participants took part, among them parliamentarians from Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Palestine, Serbia, Tanzania, Togo, Uruguay and Zimbabwe, members of the diplomatic community as well as civil society organisations from West Africa.

The conference concluded in the approval of a Parliamentary Action Plan, which condenses conclusions that will be presented at the Third Conference of the States Parties of the Arms Trade in September 2017.

The Parliamentary Action Plan is available here:

http://parliamentaryforum.org/sites/default/files/final_parliamentary_action_plan_dakar.pdf

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