From 2 to 6 December 2019, UNODC organized a workshop on the implementation of Angola's international commitments in the areas of transnational organized crime and drug control in Luanda, Angola. UNODC's Global Firearms Programme contributed to the joint event on the substantive area of firearms.
The workshop aimed at enhancing knowledge of participants of the added value and potential of fully implementing the legal provisions and requirements of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, as well as the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto. For the area of firearms, an expert of the Global Firearms Programme presented the international and regional framework on firearms with a special focus on the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, their Parts and Components, and Ammunition.
UNODC offered legislative assistance and explored with the participants how it can support the current reform efforts on Angola in developing and updating the countries firearms-related legislation.
The activity was carried out in the framework of the EU-funded project "Countering transnational illicit arms trafficking through the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its Firearms Protocol".
This project is funded by the European Union