SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Silencing the Guns in Africa: The Work of the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa

Mrs Olatokunbo IGE, Director, UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa

Date: 8 May 2017Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 8 May 2017Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Senate Wolfson Lecture Theatre (SWLT)

Type of Event: Talk

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

Mrs Ige will present the work of the UN regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa. UNREC’s core efforts consist of promoting universalization of disarmament instruments and assisting African States in their effective implementation, with a view to curtailing illicit trafficking and proliferation of arms, enhancing governmental control over national stocks, and increasing national and regional security and stability. Due to the specific nature of security issues in Africa, the Centre puts an emphasis on activities linked to four thematic areas: Small Arms and Light Weapons; Conventional Arms; Weapons of Mass Destruction; and Security Sector Reform.

This event will be followed by an informal reception where students are welcome to network with Mrs Ige.  

Organiser: CISD

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