Geneva, Switzerland, 11 - 15 September 2017 States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty [CSP 2017] have gathered to follow up on the implementation and universalisation of the treaty. This gathering was an opportunity for critical players at global sphere to take meaningful actions to reduce human suffering. While diplomats from 106 countries and civil society organisations attended the conference, procedural matters sometimes got more unnecessary attention rather than focusing on the main issue of reducing human suffering caused by the unregulated arms trade. CPS – AVIP was represented at the conference by Nounou Booto Meeti [Programme Director] under the umbrella of the Control Arms coalition.
The Centre for Peace, Security and Armed Violence Prevention [CPS-AVIP] participated at the Executive Education Course on the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty organised by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy [GCSP] and hosted by the African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) in Addis Abba/Ethiopia from 9th to 13th November 2015.
The United Nations General Assembly's work on disarmament is carried out by one of its main committees. First Committee deals on Disarmament and International Security. The Centre for Peace, Security and Armed Violence Prevention was involved in the First Committee of the UNGA in New York by the Programme Director Nounou Booto Meeti.