Council Decision in support of Countering Illicit Proliferation and Trafficking of Small Arms, Light Weapons (SALW) and Ammunition and their Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean

1. The EU wishes to finance a three-year project to counter the threat of the illicit spread and trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and ammunition in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Council Decision is likely to be adopted in December 2018, to meet an EU deadline for 2018 budget dispersal.

2. The project will help Member States of the Organisation of American States (OAS), who have sought assistance, to implement their commitments under the UN Programme of Action to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in SALW (UNPOA) and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI). It will support regional coordination, provide legislative and technical assistance to arms control and law enforcement authorities and strengthen the capacity of selected communities to prevent armed violence.

Topic  Common Foreign and Security Policy 
Department  FCO 
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  1. 13 December 2018 Duncan-Cash - 181 KB - pdf
  2. EM on Council Decision - 134 KB - pdf

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