Arms Control : Africa - Volume 2002, Issue 4, 2002
Volume 2002, Issue 4, 2002
Author Thokozani ThusiSource: Arms Control : Africa 2002 (2002)More Less
Extracted from text ... 2 The First Ministerial Review Conference of the Nairobi Declaration on the Problem of the Proliferation of Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa took place in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2002. Although the meeting was long over due according to the timelines set out by the Declaration's implementation plan, it took important decisions aimed at ensuring renewed momentum around the implementation of the Declaration. The most important feature of the conference was the acknowledgment by the states and the Secretariat that it was impossible to meet targets as originally set ..
Author Angela McIntyreSource: Arms Control : Africa 2002 (2002)More Less
January of 2003, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted resolution 1460, heralding what Secretary-General Kofi Anan has called the ""era of application"" of the ban on the use of children as soldiers. The resolution follows a report submitted to the Security Council in November 2002 that names 23 parties where children are being employed as soldiers, including rebel and government forces in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Liberia and Somalia, as well as Colombia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sudan, northern Uganda and Sri Lanka where children participate in fighting forces.
Author Leonard BlazebySource: Arms Control : Africa 2002, pp 4 –5 (2002)More Less
The scourge of anti-personnel landmines has been acknowledged as a global problem for many years. The impact of these mines on civilians is well known and the international community has taken steps to eradicate the problem; through awareness programmes and legislation to prohibit the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines.
Author Jon BechSource: Arms Control : Africa 2002, pp 5 –6 (2002)More Less
South Africa's Experience with the Destruction of Surplus Small Arms We all know that the challenges posed by small arms and light weapons are huge, complex and multifaceted. What is needed is an integrated and comprehensive approach and a sustained effort in a number of areas. In our own policy development Norway at an early stage came to the conclusion that measures to ensure responsible arms stockpile management and reduce surplus arms should be one of the priority areas for action.
Author Henri BoshoffSource: Arms Control : Africa 2002 (2002)More Less
With the conclusion of the Pretoria Agreement, the Luanda Agreement and the Pretoria Accord, the ongoing withdrawal of foreign forces and the easing of political obstacles to the process of disarmament, demobilisation, repatriation, resettlement and reintegration (DDRRR) a new stage has been reached in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The UN mission, MONUC, which has a key role in the implementation of DDRRR has refined its strategy and is working in cooperation with the United Nations agencies and international actors involved.