Security Council to review security situation in Central Africa

Photo:UNODC19 March 2010 - Today at 10 a.m. New York time, the Security Council will review the situation in the Central African region, looking in particular at the impact of arms trafficking on peace and security. Africa is a major destination for many of the world's smuggled weapons. This has a serious impact on security, development and justice.

UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa will address the meeting. UNODC is the guardian of the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. A Presidential Statement is anticipated. The meeting is convened under the presidency of Gabon.

Watch the debate and Mr. Costa's presentation live by webcast.