ACPST course: Building state capacity to implement the Arms Trade Treaty

The aim of the course is to contribute to achieving the two main objectives of the ATT.

Application deadline: 15 September 2015

Language of instruction: Subject to confirmation, the course will be held in French with simultaneous English interpretation.

This course will train government officials from Francophone African states who have signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on how to implement its provisions effectively.

The goal of the course is to contribute to fulfilling the two main objectives of the ATT:

  • Establishing common international standards for regulating the international trade in conventional arms
  • Preventing and eradicating the illicit trade in and diversion of conventional arms.

Course instructors include international academics and practitioners with experience in arms control, legal issues, diplomacy and/or military affairs, from national government agencies, international organisations, advocacy groups and research centres.

Course directors:

  • Golda Keng Ajode, Acting Head, ACPST, ISS Addis Ababa
  • Marc Finaud, Senior Programme Advisor, Emerging Security Challenges Programme, GCSP

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Development partners
This course is made possible with funding from the government of the Netherlands, the United Nations in support of cooperation on gun control (UNSCAR) and The International Organisation of La Francophonie. The ISS is also grateful for the support of the following members of the partnership forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
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