On 22-23 January 2019 in lomé, togo, UNREC hosted a high-level Partnership Meeting with the Regional Centre on Small Arms in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and Bordering States (RECSA).
The delegation from RECSA was led by the Executive Secretary Lt.Gen. Badreldin Elamin Abdelgadir.
The focus of the meeting was to revitalize the Memorandum of Understanding signed between UNREC and RECSA in 2009 and to agree on a Road Map to strengthen collaboration between the two organizations. The parties agreed to continue developing and implementing programs, projects and initiatives under their respective mandates based on their respective comparative advantages in relation to peace, disarmament, the limitation of armaments and non-proliferation.
The technical working group composed of UNREC and RECSA experts has drafted a Road Map for joint action in the field of Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM), the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the United Nations Program of Action and Peace Education. The two organizations will enhance technical cooperation to advocate international standards such as the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS/MOSAIC) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG).
Moreover, RECSA has invited UNREC to participate in the RECSA Council of Ministers Meeting as an observer.