Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Uganda. 2010 ‘Role of Civil Society Organisations.’ National Report of Uganda on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Uganda to the United Nations. 1 January
6. Role of Civil Society Organisations
The CSO's continue to be an integral implementation partner of the NFP and have continuously participated in implementation of strategies to combat the proliferation of illicit SALW.
In 2008 and 2009 CSO's have actively participated in public education and awareness raising activities on several issues on SALW. As part of their awareness activities and because of their proximity to the community, they have managed to build support for small arms activities and have in fact facilitated the recovery of small arms through voluntary surrender especially in northern Uganda.
CSO's have also participated in capacity building of District Task Forces formed to implement action at district level. They are now currently working closely with the NFP to unroll nationwide sensitization campaign.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons. NFP = National Focal Point]