Americas: Conference focuses on implementation of CIFTA

On 14-15 May 2012, the Organisation of American States (OAS) hosted the Third Conference on the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials (CIFTA). CIFTA promotes and facilitates the cooperation and exchange of information, training and experiences between OAS Member States. The focus of the conference was the implementation of CIFTA and how to promote the effective use of firearms marking and tracing in the Americas. During the conference, the Draft Model Legislation and Commentaries in Relation to the Controlled Delivery of Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and Other Related Materials was approved.

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