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AMNESTY MONTH ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN CAMEROON IN THE YEAR 2020
AMNESTY MONTH ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN CAMEROON IN THE YEAR 2020
By admin In News Posts Posted September 6, 2021 0 Comments

In the Month of September, the project was launched by the Prime Minister of Cameroon. Fifty participants were drawn from Government entities, international bodies, non-governmental organizations and civil society to attend. Through the support and advocacy by high level government officials, increased regional cooperation and coordination through joint partnership and attendance by regional and international partners.

The launch of National youth slogan campaign for the development of logo/slogan was done. Over 25 proposals were made by young people the winner was selected and prized.

In the Month of October there was a capacity building Workshop with the law enforcement agencies on physical security stockpile management(PSSM)including marking and record keeping. Thirty participants from different law enforcement services and different ranks including the military and police were trained on key concepts based on the International Ammunition Technical Guideline (IATG) and the Modular Small Arms Implementation Compendium (MOSAIC). These included marking, tracing, stockpile security, transportation of arms and ammunition, inventory management and establishing a National Focal Point.

A one-day workshop was held for sensitization and outreach capacity building to the locals together with traditional leaders and blacksmiths on the 2016 weapon regulations in line with the production and use of artisanal weapons. This increased awareness by government authorities on local security issues and grievances. It provided an opportunity for dialogue and exchange among the state and its citizens.

Sensitization workshop with traditional leaders in the Far North, Cameroon, December 2020.

Between the Month of Sept- Dec there was voluntary handing over of illegal weapons in ten regions North-West, South-West, East and far North conducted by the National DRC Commission.

In May 2021 a public weapon destruction ceremony was organized by government.

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On Monday 15/11/2021,The RECSA ES made a speech during the opening ceremony of the Weapons and Arms Management training workshop in the Republic of Burundi. The Minister of Interior, Security and community development graced the event. Also present was the President of CNAP.

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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.

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