Under the Latvian presidency of ATT, the Foreign Ministry hosts a seminar on arms export and gender-based violence

15.05.2019. 07:45

From 14 to 16 May 2019, representatives from Central and Eastern European authorities for export control on strategic goods meet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riga. The event addresses the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in relation with the fight against gender-based violence.

At the seminar, representatives from authorities for export control on military goods will share their experience on how the aspect of gender-based violence is taken into account in their daily work of considering application for licences to export military goods. 

The event is organised with support from one of the most important non-governmental organisations advocating control over the arms trade sector, Control Arms.

Latvia is the country currently holding presidency of the Arms Trade Treaty. The Ambassador of Latvia to the UN in Geneva, Jānis Kārkliņš, serves as President for CSP5 to the Arms Trade Treaty.

The Arms Trade Treaty is the first international instrument highlighting gender-based violence;102 states have acceded to the Treaty.


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