11 July (Office for Disarmament Affairs) – The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, in cooperation with the Government of Kazakhstan, organized an Arms Trade Treaty Universalization and Implementation Workshop for Central Asia and Mongolia on 3 and 4 July in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
The two-day event drew more than 30 Government officials working on arms-trade issues to discuss means for building State-level institutional capacities to implement the Arms Trade Treaty. International and national experts presented detailed insights on how States parties to the Treaty could benefit from their participation, including through implementation activities that may help them meet commitments in other areas. The presenters also answered questions and engaged in dialogue with attendees.
In addition to learning about advantages of acceding to the Treaty, Government decision-makers received detailed information on how to join and implement the agreement. The exchange also highlighted the Treaty’s relevance to the region as well as various tools and mechanisms to support and encourage membership.
The workshop was made possible by financial support from the Arm Trade Treaty Voluntary Trust Fund.
For further information, please contact Mr. Yuriy Kryvonos, Director of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, at firstname.lastname@example.org.