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UNDPI. 2010 ‘United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa Adopts Convention on Small Arms Control.’ United Nations Press Release AFR/1974 DC/3237. New York, NY: UN Department of Public Information. 12 May
United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa Adopts Convention on Small Arms Control
At its thirtieth Ministerial Meeting, held last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 11 member States of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (UNSAC) unanimously adopted the "Central African Convention on the control of small arms and light weapons, their ammunition, parts and components that can be used for their manufacture, repair or assembly"…
The Convention, which addresses the security, legal, institutional and cultural specificities of the Central African subregion, is a testimony to the 11 countries' willingness to establish a coherent subregional strategy to act collectively against illicit arms and ammunition. The Convention's scope is broad, and takes into account the most recent developments in global and regional initiatives aimed at combating illicit small arms and light weapons. The Convention also draws upon the best practices and experience of Africa's and other regions…
UNSAC, whose objective is to promote peace and security in Central Africa through confidence-building measures, notably in the fields of disarmament and arms control, was established by the Secretary-General on 28 May 1992, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/37 B of 6 December 1991. The Committee is composed of the following 11 member States: Angola; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Rwanda; and Sao Tome and Principe.