Working Group on Firearms

Vienna, Austria, 4 and 5 May 2022

The meeting will be held in a hybrid format. Details can be found in the organization of work below.
In accordance with the current measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic in force at the VIC, the meeting room can accommodate “1+1 (seat at desk and advisor seat)” delegates per delegation. 
Constructive Dialogue on Firearms - Friday, 6 May 2022

In its resolution 5/4, entitled "Illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition", the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group on firearms.

In its resolution 7/1, entitled "Strengthening the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto", the Conference decided, inter alia, that the Working Group on Firearms will be a constant element of the Conference of the Parties, forwarding its reports and recommendations to the Conference, and encouraged the working group to consider meeting on an annual basis, as needed.

Meeting Documentation

Topic

Information note for participants 

Organization of work 

Annotated provisional agenda

Preventing and combating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in ammunition

Proposal for a multi-year workplan for the Working Group on Firearms

Status of the functioning of the Mechanism for the Review of the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto 

Available Languages

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Panellist Presentations

Agenda Item 2: Preventing and combating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in ammunition
Panellist

Mr. Marcus Vinícius DA SILVA DANTAS - Federal Police Commissioner, Service for the Repression of Firearms Trafficking, Federal Police, Ministry of Justice and Public Security (Brazil)

Mr. Albrecht VON WITTKE - Head of Section, Conventional Disarmament and Arms control, Federal Foreign Office (Germany) 

M. Hamid EL MAHDI - Magistrate, Directorate of Criminal Affairs and Pardons (in charge of arms) Ministry of Justice (Morocco) 

Mr. Wilmer DELGADO PERALTA - Coordinator of trade of arms, ammunition and related materials National Superintendence for the Control of Security Services, Arms, Ammunition and Explosives for Civilian Use (Peru) 

 Lt. Col. Botha MARTHINUS - Head Organized Crime, Staff Officer Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (South Africa) 

Mr. Felix Jose DESCALZO COTO - Inspector, Ministry of Interior (Spain)

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Statements

General statements
Bosnia and Herzegovina - E
Agenda Item 2: Preventing and combating the illicit manufacturing of and trafficking in ammunition

Armenia - E

European Union - E

INTERPOL - E

OHCHR - E

Agenda Item 3: Presentation and discussion of a multi-year workplan for the Working Group on Firearms
UNODC - E

Other Relevant Documentation

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