Date: 29 January 2018

Posted by: jMangibin




The Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC) represented by PCSUPT Nestor F Quinsay Jr. from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) attended the three day 1st Arms Trade Treaty Outreach Project Phase II (ATT-OP II) Experts Meeting and Train-the-Trainer Academy held at Pullman Brussels Centre Midi, Brussels, Belgium last 23-25 January 2018  along with other delegates and arms experts from Albania; Austria; Barbados; Belgium; Burkina Fasco; Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS); Colombia; Costa Rica; Croatia; European External Action Service; France; Finland; Georgia; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Hungary; Jamaica; Latvia; Netherlands; Nigeria; Mexico; Peru; Senegal; Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI); Sweden;  United Kingdom (UK); United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR); and  United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and Caribbean (UNLIREC).



The main objectives of the meeting and training is to build up a shared understanding on the challenges and responses related to ATT implementation among experts from different countries  and to enhance the skills of the experts in delivering the support and expertise required by the partner countries. 


On the first day of the meeting, the agenda revolved on the introduction to the new EU ATT- OP II, status of ATT worldwide and update on situation in partner region.  While on the second day, the program focused on the update on situation in partner regions and feedback and expectations of partner countries.


Moreover, on the third day, the 1st Train-the-Trainer Academy, the session was divided into three topics viz.: (1) Licensing Process; (2) Inter-agency Cooperation; and (3) Reporting.


To end, Ms Irina Albrecht, Head of Division, BAFA, delivered the closing remarks. She thanked all the participants for coming and partaking in the three day meeting and training, and encouraged them to continuously take part in strengthening their understanding to effectively implement the ATT.