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Burkina Faso. 2010 ‘Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing.’ National Report of Burkina Faso 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 A.9, p. 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations. 1 January

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Marking, Record Keeping and Tracing

The International Tracing Instrument, which seeks to help States Members in identifying and tracing small arms and light weapons in a speedy and reliable manner, was adopted by the General Assembly in December 2005. Since its adoption, very little has been done in relation to the Instrument…

In Burkina Faso arms are marked according to their country of origin; the artisanal small arms manufacturers have been registered by the Ministry of Security. However, in as much as they themselves are mostly illiterate, they do not keep records and have no concept of the marking system.

With the support of the ECOWAS Small Arms Control Programme, we have planned to train them and strengthen their capacity in 2010. Any other assistance and cooperation available for this purpose would be welcome.

[ECOWAS: Economic Community of West African States]

ID: Q4803

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