UNREC updates

From 12 to 17 January 2023, in Brazzaville, Congo, UNREC took part in the 54th Meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (UNSAC). UNREC made a presentation to report its work in Central Africa. To synergize and promote collaboration, UNREC conducted side meetings with UNOWAS and UNOCA, who have agreed to include UNREC in annual meetings of Peace and Development Advisors (PDAs) that the two latter entities respectively organize. This will provide opportunities for UNREC to help mainstream arms control, disarmament, and nonproliferation in the United Nations Country Team Common Country Analyses. Moreover, UNREC has conducted side meetings with Member States and secured agreement in principle to conduct the second phase of the EU POA/Gender project (in-country activities) in Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea and Congo. UNREC also updated Burundi on its request for SALIENT funding, for which the UN RC in Burundi has applied. UNREC also sensitized Member States on the Project on the universalization of the Biological Weapons Convention for the Central Africa Region and discussed with Cameroun regarding the possibility to jointly organize the regional workshop for Central Africa.

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