Cote d’Ivoire: High-level meetings on the ATT

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. Local media extensively covered the event and national authorities from the Ministries of Defence, Security and Trade and from the embassies of France, Russia and the USA were present. The three panellists spoke about the ATT and human rights; the Cote d’Ivoire position on the ATT and the role of civil society in the ATT process.