UNPoA RevCon3 Outcome Document Draft

Third United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects   Click Here to Download

Report On Armed Crimes In East Africa Community Countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania And Uganda)

At the national level, each country has put mechanisms in place to fight crime.Despite the measures crime and insecurity constitute one of the biggest threats to regional integration and development.According to the U.S. Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), 2015 Crime and Security Report, the U.S. government rates Kenya as critical for crime and terrorism and […]

Report On the Harmonization of National Legislation with International and Regional SALW Instruments (Central African Republic, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania)

This report makes an assessment of the legislative framework harmonization processes in the Central African Republic (CAR), Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It was commissioned by the Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons (RECSA). It covers the period of September to December, 2015.The key objectives for developing the report were to: Identify milestones reached […]

Regional Report On The Nexus Between Illicit SALW Proliferation And Cattle Rustling (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan And Uganda)

Cattle rustling in the Horn and East African regions has existed for many centuries. Traditionally it was sanctioned by elders and played as a game aimed at replenishing lost herds and for cultural practices including dowry payment and as proof of one’s manhood and brevity. However, in the last 30 years, the practice changed from […]

Regional Report On The Nexus Between Poaching And Proliferation Of Illicit Small Arms And Light Weapons (Central African Republic, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Kenya, Uganda And Tanzania)

  Poaching in Africa is currently at a crisis level with more elephants being poached and the risk of extinction more imminent. It is estimated that close to 30,000 elephants, get poached every year in Africa. If no comprehensive and coordinated action is taken, elephants could soon be extinct. Poaching is used in this study […]

Report On Illicit Small Arms And Light Weapons Proliferation And Fragility Situations (Republic Of South Sudan)

Since independence in 2011, South Sudan has experienced various violent conflicts. This has resulted in instability and increased levels of poverty. According to the Funds for Peace, the Republic of South Sudan is the most fragile state in the world. Its levels of governance remain low and the propensity for the country to revert to […]

Report On Illicit Small Arms And Light Weapons Proliferation And Fragility Situations (Somalia)

Fragility situations in Somalia are closely linked to extensive proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) following many years of protracted conflicts. Somalia, a country located in the Horn of Africa, emerged from a total collapse in 2004. It however still occupies the last but one spot on the Fragile States Index (FSI),after […]

Report On Illicit Small Arms And Light Weapons Proliferation And Fragility Situations (Democratic Republic Of Congo)

Since its independence from Belgium in 1960, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced armed conflicts and mutinies staged by rebels and pro-government forces leading to fragility situations manifested in the several incidences of forceful takeover of government. The Fund for Peace ranked the DRC 173rd out of 178 countries on the Fragile States […]

Report On Illicit Small Arms And Light Weapons Proliferation And Fragility Situations (Central African Republic)

Proliferation of illicit SALW in the Central African Republic (CAR) has for many years undermined possibilities for state stability, and contributed to continual political crisis in the fragile state. Since its independence from France in 1960, CAR has experienced violent conflicts. The country was recently ranked the third most fragile State in the 2015 Fragility […]

Report On Illicit Small Arms And Light Weapons Proliferation And Fragility Situations (Burundi)

Fragility situations in Burundi have been in existence for many years owing to the protracted conflicts and the proliferation of illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). Since Independence in 1960, Burundi has experience intermittent conflicts which have left a trail of death, distraction and displacements. In its 2015 ranking, the Fund for Peace ranked […]

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.


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.

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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