Central African Action Network on Small Arms welcomes states' common position on ATT

On 16 March, 11 Central African countries adopted the “Sao Tomé Declaration on a Central African Common Position on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)”. 

The event took place during a ministerial meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (UNSAC) in Sao Tomé from 12-16 March, chaired by the  Republic of Congo. The Central African Action Network on Small Arms (CAANSA/RASALAC) said "We welcome this common position, which builds on the Central African Convention on small arms. We urge all Central African States to engage quickly and without reserve for the inclusion of small arms and light weapons and their ammunitions in a strong and binding ATT". Press release in English and French