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RWANDA REITERATES COMMITMENT TO CONTROL ARMS PROLIFERATION
RWANDA REITERATES COMMITMENT TO CONTROL ARMS PROLIFERATION
By admin In News Posts, Uncategorized Posted October 9, 2018 0 Comments

KIGALI: The Minister for Justice Johnston Busingye has reiterated Rwanda’s commitment to the Arms Trade Treaty as part of the country’s contribution towards curbing illegal arms dealing which has continually undermined peace and security in Africa.
Speaking at the opening of the sensitization workshop for government officials on the Arms Trade Treaty, Hon. Busingye assured that the legal process for ratifying the treaty in Rwanda is on course. Rwanda signed the Arms Trade Treaty in 2013. The Minister noted that the proliferation of illicit arms allows criminal organizations and terrorist groups to continue operating easily across the region, hence threatening peace and security.
Speaking at the event, RECSA Executive Secretary Lt. Gen. Badreldin Elamin Abdelgadir, said that the full implementation of the treaty will reduce the trafficking of small arms and light weapons into and within the region. This will in turn enhance security and allow regional governments and citizens to focus on socio-economic development as well as good governance.
On Thursday, a similar ATT sensitization workshop shall be held for Civil Society Organizations. The workshops are jointly organized by RECSA and the Rwanda Focal Point on Small Arms and Light Weapons which is headed by ACP Joseph Costa Habyara.
So far, only two RECSA member states have ratified the treaty – the Central African Republic and Seychelles – while five others, including Rwanda, signed it. RECSA believes that the full implementation of the treaty will reduce the trafficking of small arms and light weapons into and within the region.


1/4 Today RECSA in partnership with MSAG & BICC opened a regional training for LEAs & the military on Physical Security & Stockpile Mgt (PSSM).The course will run from 11-15 Oct & selected best participants will continue with 1 week ToT program to produce future PSSM instructors.

RECSA Executive Secretary's Statement during the #UNSC Meeting addressing the threat posed by the illicit flow of #SALW in the context of Peace Operations.
https://recsasec.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/FINAL-RECSA-ES-UNSC-STATEMENT-A4.pdf

1/2 RECSA ES stated that before deployment of Peace Keepers the UN should be able to know the source of illicit weapons hence the missions should include undertaking interventions aimed at cutting off the source of the illicit Fire Arms.

RECSA ES: Through its Regional approach,RECSA has achieved significant results in Small Arms management and control interventions #UNSC

Happening Now:#UNSC Meeting addressing threat posed by the illicit flow of #SALW in the context of Peace Operations.The RECSA Executive Secretary is giving a briefing on RECSA's mandate

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