Implementing agency: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Project timeframe: 02/02/2015 – 31/01/2016
Target countries: Global
Goal: Explored opportunities for greater harmonization of end use/r control systems in order to combat arms diversion and identify key aspects, challenges and opportunities in this area.
Activities and Outputs:
- UNIDIR established an informal expert group and held a consultative meeting, which laid the groundwork for the project. Meeting Summary: ‘Examining Options and Models for Harmonization of End Use/r Control Systems’.
- A comprehensive study was published titled ‘Tackling Diversion (Phase II): Promoting Regional Dialogue to Enhance Common Understanding and Cooperation to Strengthen End Use/r Control Systems’.
- As part of the study over 40 states participated in UNIDIR’s global survey: ‘UNIDIR Survey for Examining Options for Cooperation to Strengthen End Use/r Control Systems’. Informal consultations were held with industry representatives in the margins of the ATT Preparatory Committee in Geneva in 2015.
- UNIDIR organized a round table side event at the UNGA in October 2015 and a side event at the First Conference of the State Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty in August 2015 to examine options to enhance cooperation and strengthen end use/r control systems.