22 March 2012
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI) of the Republic of Moldova requested assistance from OSCE and UNODC to assess the national implementation of the UN Firearms Protocol, OSCE Document on SALW, and UNSCR 1540. In line with the UNODC - OSCE Joint Action Plan 2011 - 2012, the representatives of both organizations planned a joint mission by identifying the relevant national counterparts and agreeing on the agenda and participation of experts.
The joint mission took place on 19-21 March. The agenda had three components: 1) review of the domestic export control legislation; 2) review of the national implementation of the Firearms Protocol; and 3) review of the implementation of the UNSCR 1540.
UNODC worked closely with representatives of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and General Prosecutor's Office to identify legislative gaps and challenges for the implementation of the provisions of the Firearms Protocol. UNODC provided recommendations for the harmonization of the domestic legislation with the Firearms Protocol.
The representatives of OSCE and UNODC held also meetings with the Minister of Interior and the Director of the Department for Multilateral Cooperation in the MFAEI