Sunday, March 24, 2019

Illegal movement of arms: the UN message to Cameroon

Ivor Richard Fung, Deputy Director-General for Disarmament, was received in audience by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on 21 March. The exchanges focused on Cameroon's compliance with the Yaoundé Declaration on the Control of the Circulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Africa.

According to sources, 10 million small arms circulate in the Central African subregion.

The desire to control the movement of these illicit weapons at the root of violence, instability and socio-political destabilization was left to the first conference of the Kinshasa Convention in 2017, where Cameroon has been designated to lead others. African Member States.

Since then, Cameroon has been called upon to manage, animate and organize any conference that may be linked to illegal weapons.

Dr Ivor Richard Fung and his guest, Prime Minister Dion Ngute discussed ways in which Cameroon could effectively carry out its mission of controlling the circulation of small arms and light weapons in the subregion.