First Training the Trainers Course in Latin America

Approximately 40 law enforcement officials from Latin America and the Caribbean began instructor training courses in how to control commercial trade in firearms and ammunition and eradicate illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW). The first course on investigative techniques will be followed by others on human security, legal instruments, investigation, firearms trafficking routes, weapons destruction, stockpile management, distance learning and illicit trafficking, drugs, terrorism and money laundering. More courses over the next four years will provide training to an additional 800 law enforcement officials in the region.

This training will assist States to implement the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials, the Model Regulations for the Control of the International Movement of Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition of the Organization of American States and the 2001 UN Programme of Action to combat the illicit trade in SALW.