Joint Response by ECOWAS Member States on Small Arms and Light Weapons


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(News Ghana) The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) through the Small Arms Division is organizing a regional meeting in Dakar Senegal from Wednesday 15 to Thursday 16, aimed at assisting States ECOWAS members to have a common position at the Eighth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS8) on the United Nations Program of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UN PoA).

The BMS8, which will be held in New York from June 27 to July 1, should result in the unanimous adoption of a final document, with the aim of stemming the threats linked to this category of weapons. ECOWAS representative, Joseph Piex Ahoba, expressed optimism that the meeting would result in a common position of ECOWAS member states.

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Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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