Réseau d'Action sur les Armes Légères en Afrique de l'Ouest (RASALAO) - Côte d'Ivoire

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IANSA members in Cote d’Ivoire were very active during the Week of Action. RASALAO-Cote d’Ivoire organised an outreach activity in relation to the proliferation of small arms and the misuse of light weapons in ECOWAS countries. They met with spokespersons of the President and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reinforce the need for an effective contribution by the Government of Cote d’Ivoire during ATT negotiations in New York. Amnesty-Cote d’Ivoire organised a debate on the ATT in Abidjan to raise the awareness and plead for robust and strong treaty.

IANSA members in Cote d’Ivoire demanded that the Ivorian government ratify the ECOWAS Convention on small arms during a conference in Abidjan as part of the Global Week of Action against Gun Violence.

Last week 30 journalists participated in a workshop on the “Elections without Gun Violence” campaign. The event was organised in Abidjan by Cote d’Ivoire’s National Commission on small arms and RASALAO.

The campaign “Elections without Gun Violence” was launched last week in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) at the new headquarters of the National Commission on small arms.