Mark Bromley, Co-Director of the SIPRI Dual-Use and Arms Trade Control Programme, presented SIPRI's online database for Mapping Arms Trade Treaty-relevant Cooperation and Assistance Activities at a side event in New York.
The event, ‘Achieving Peace, Security and Sustainable Development: Practical Links Between the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), UNPoA and SDGs’ was held at the United Nations on 26 October. It explored areas where the goals and content of the ATT, UN Programme of Action on SALW (UNPoA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) overlap. It also examined how the effective implementation of the ATT and UNPoA can contribute positively toward meeting the targets set by the SDGs
Bromley highlighted how SIPRI's ATT assistance database can be used to help stakeholders ensure long-term sustainability when planning and implementing ATT and UNPoA-related capacity-building efforts.
The event was co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago, Control Arms and SIPRI.