ECOWAS-UNIDIR Regional Seminar on Disarmament & Arms Control

Abuja and Online
8-9 November 2022
ECOWAS-UNIDIR Regional Seminar on Disarmament & Arms Control

As part of the joint efforts to enhance cooperation and dialogue on arms control and disarmament in the ECOWAS region, the ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), hosted the ECOWAS-UNIDIR Regional Seminar on Disarmament. The hybrid event, which is the first of an annual series, brought together global subject matter experts to discuss past and current developments across a spectrum of issues, as indicated by the session titles below.


  1. Disarmament, arms control & non-proliferation

  2. Disarmament, development and equality

  3. Lessons learned in tackling the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons

  4. Space security 

  5. Countering the proliferation and use of IEDs in West Africa 

  6. Bio-security 

  7. Cyber security 

Recordings of the Seminar are available on UNIDIR’s YouTube channel and below:

Day 1

Day 2



The Seminar took place in Abuja and online on 8 & 9 November 2022