oa Arms Control : Africa - ECOWAS convention : a response to the implementation of the UNPoA

Volume 4, Issue 1
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Representatives from governments and civil society in West Africa came together in Bamako, Mali, on 16 - 18 March2005. Organised by Oxfam, with the backing of the government of Mali, the main objective of the workshop wasto bring together different actors in the process of transforming the ECOWAS Moratorium on Importation,Exportation and Manufacture of Light Weapons in West Africa, first adopted in 1998, into a legal instrument. Part ofthe workshop was to come up with a draft ECOWAS Protocol to combat the proliferation of small arms and lightweapons, their munitions and other related material.

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