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Pézard, Stéphanie and Anne-Kathrin Glatz. 2010 ‘ECOWAS.’ Arms in and Around Mauritania: National and Regional Security Implications; Occasional Paper No. 24, p. 34. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June

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Mauritania joined the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) when it was set up in 1975, but withdrew in 1999. Therefore, it is not involved in the ECOWAS process which, in 1998, turned its Declaration of a Moratorium on the Import, Export and Manufacture of Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa into a binding agreement. This measure is one of the greatest advances in the fight against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the region.

Sources cited:

ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), 2000, "Executive Secretary's Report, ch. 2, .

ECOWAS, 2006, "ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons, their Ammunition and Other RElated Materials. Abuja, Nigeria. 14 June.

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