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Rwanda. 2008 ‘National Coordination Agency and National Point of Contact.’ National Report of Rwanda 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 1, p. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations. 27 March
1. National Coordination Agency and National Point of Contact
Rwanda has established a coordination agency on small arms known as the Rwanda National Focal Point (RNFP) on Small Arms and Light Weapons.
The RNFP was created in 2000 and officially launched on 20 March 2003, and it comprises of various relevant ministries and departments such as Defense, Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation, Interior (National Police), Trade and Industry (Customs), and Justice. Civil society is also represented by three NGOs on the National Focal Point.
The RNFP is responsible for the development of national policy and for the implementation of programmes and activities on small arms as per the requirements of the UN Programme of Action, Bamako declaration, Nairobi declaration and Nairobi Protocol, as well as other initiatives and agreements on small arms.