The diversion of conventional arms and related ammunition/munitions, parts and components to unauthorized end users and uses poses a significant threat to societies around the globe. While Article 11 of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires States Parties to take measures to specifically prevent, detect, and address the diversion of conventional arms, many other ATT articles contain obligations and recommendations to strengthen national capacities to prevent, detect, and address diversion.
The event (see full recording above) shed light on some of the key what, where, how, and who factors that facilitate the diversion of conventional arms. Speakers also shared some of the “red flags” that national authorities should keep in mind when seeking to prevent, detect, eradicate and address diversion. The third UNIDIR, CAR, Stimson Issue Brief “Diversion Analysis Framework” was launched at the event.
• Stela Petrovic, Republic of Serbia
• Himayu Shiotani, Conflict Armament Research
• Alfredo Malaret Baldo, UNIDIR
• Tom Nijs, Flanders, Belgium
• Rachel Stohl, Stimson Center
Tuesday 31 August 2021 16:30 - 18:00 CEST | Online