2 edition of West Africa small arms moratorium found in the catalog.
West Africa small arms moratorium
by United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmanent in Africa in Geneva, Lomé, Togo
Written in English
|Other titles||Moratoire ouest-africain sur les armes légères|
|Contributions||United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research., Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (United Nations)|
|LC Classifications||JZ5615 .S43 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 77, 79, iv p. ;|
|Number of Pages||79|
|LC Control Number||00361886|
West Africa covers an area of about one-fifth of the continent, or 6,, sq km. The northern part of the region is a semi-arid terrain, south of the Sahara Desert. The southern part is covered by savannahs. The total population of West Africa exceeds million. The most populous country is Nigeria with million inhabitants (). aspects of the small arms problem, it quickly proved to be ineffective in practice. 5 «Evaluation study on the ECOWAS Moratorium on importation, exportation, and manufacture of small arms in West Africa», presented to ECOWAS, 21 October
Print book: International government publication: FrenchView all editions and formats: Rating: # Declaration of a Moratorium on the Importation, Exportation and Manufacture of Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa (). Declaration of a Moratorium on Importation, Exportation and Manufacture of Light Weapons in West Africa Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Washington, DC Octo Economic Community of West African States, Twenty-first ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government, Abuja, October,
Sowatey, E. () ‘ Small arms proliferation and regional security in West Africa: the Ghanaian case ’, News from the Nordic Africa Institute 1: 6 – 8. Sunnu, S. B. K. () ‘The wayside fitters: a study of small-scale vehicle repair activity in southern Ghana’. Light weapons proliferation is a serious problem in West Africa. A regional moratorium on imports of small arms and light weapons has not worked and UN arms .
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Analysis - Recently the Moratorium on Small Arms in West Africa was extended. Set in place in Octoberthe moratorium was extended on July 5,by. By Musue Noha Haddad Perspective Aug Recently the Moratorium on Small Arms in West Africa was extended.
Set in place in Octoberthe moratorium was extended on July 5,by the current ECOWAS Chairman, President Alpha Omar Konare of Mali. Nigeria has been rated highest in the implementation of the moratorium on the import, export and manufacture of small arms, among ECOWAS member countries and was to serve as a model.
Unlike most other African countries, South Africa has a large number of small arms in legal circulation, with over 4 mn guns registered to private, primarily white, owners at the end of InECOWAS heads of State and government declared a moratorium on the import, export and manufacture of small arms and light weapons.
In this was transformed into a legally binding instrument – the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons – which came into force on 29 September As West African States possess. In the presence of 13 West African countries, members of ECOWAS, 23 countries, members of the Wassenaar Arrangement of arms-exporting countries, and relevant UN organisations, NGOs and observer governments, the proposal on a moratorium on the manufacture, export and import of small arms in West Africa was presented by the President of Mali, H.E.
This article explores the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons in the West African sub-region and efforts by the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to deal with the problem through the ECOWAS Declaration of a Moratorium on the Importation, Exportation and Manufacture of Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa.
manufacture of light weapons in West Africa. The Moratorium—commonly known as the West African Small Arms Moratorium—entered into force on 1 Novemberfor a renewable period of three years. This Moratorium is an innovative approach to peace-building and conflict-prevention. It is not a legally-binding regime but rather.
The ECOWAS Small Arms Unit was established to assist in the implementation and monitoring of the ECOWAS Convention.
ECOSAP, which took the place of PCASED, the implementation unit put in place to support the small arms moratorium, is a five-year (–11) transitional capacity-building programme of UNDP and other development partners. Manufacture of Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa. 10 The moratorium was later transformed into a convention in 11 Subsequently, much progress has.
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the moratorium at the end of the initial three-year period. in faith whereof, we the heads of state and government of the economic community of west african states have signed this declaration. done at abuja, this 31st day of octoberin single original in the english and french languages both texts being equally authentic.
West Africa Small Arms Moratorium: High-Level Consultations on the Modalities for the Implementation of PCASED. Geneva/Lomé: UNIDIR/UNRCPDA. More information; File 1 to 7 out of 7. First Last. Instruments and Documents. OAU (Organisation of African.
The moratorium is a voluntary commitment on the part of ECOWAS members -- now extended to July -- aimed at reducing the proliferation and circulation of small arms in West Africa, a region much affected by conflict and criminal activity.
data include existing literature on the topic such as books, journals, conference papers, ECOWAS publications and news papers and other related documents. Literature Review Sources of Small Arms in the West African Sub-region The proliferation of arms in West Africa could be attributed to a number of factors, prominent among them were.
Get this from a library. West Africa small arms moratorium: high-level consultations on the modalities for the implementation of PCASED: a report of the experts' meeting and the civil society meeting, MarchBamako, Mali.
[Jacqueline Seck; United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.; Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (United Nations)] -- From the John. Community of West African States (ECOWAS); Mindful of Articles 7, 8, DEEPLY CONCERNED about the uncontrolled flow of small arms and light weapons into Africa in general and West Africa in particular, and aware of the need to effectively control the DETERMINED to achieve the objectives outlined in the Declaration on the Moratorium on the.
An analysis of Africa's illicit arms flows has revealed the extent of the illegal weapons trade across the continent.
The study, entitled Weapons Compass: Mapping Illicit Small Arms Flows in. Weapons sales to other West African countries also continued unimpeded. There are at least 8 million small arms in West Africa, according to some estimates, with more than half in the hands of insurgents and criminals.
Criminal elements in Ghana alone reportedly possess s small arms. States in West Africa were called upon to consider the following steps to assist in the implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Moratorium on Small Arms: (a) expanding the Moratorium to include an information exchange system; (b) increasing transparency in armaments through an ECOWAS register recording national.
20 July by the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, held in New York. “The Security Council calls on the States of West Africa to consider the following recommendations that might contribute to the more effective implementation of the ECOWAS Moratorium on Small Arms.
In order to implement that joint action, on 2 December the Council adopted a Decision with a view to a European Union contribution to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the framework of the Moratorium on Small Arms and Light Weapons. The decision was adopted on the basis of the joint action and the EU Treaty.The second half of the eighteenth century witnessed a surge of English arms exports.
Of the estimatedfirearms annually imported into West Africa between andEngland accounted for about 45 percent. One firm in Birmingham by itself was manufactur, guns a year for the West African market in