AU Review and Assistance Conference

On 6-7 April 2016, VERTIC participated in the African Union's (AU) Review and Assistance Conference on the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) in Africa. The meeting was held in the union's new conference centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

VERTIC spoke in the session on 'assistance, lessons learned and effective practices'. Other speakers in the session included representatives from the Canadian Global Partnership Program, the German Federal Office of Economics and Export, the European External Action Service and the US Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation within its Department of State.

The meeting featured a broad range of assistance providers including the Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit, the World Organization for Animal Health and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The participating AU state parties also heard presentations from the International Criminal Police Organization, the World Customs Organization and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

VERTIC's presentation was delivered by the charity's Executive Director, Andreas Persbo.

Last changed: Apr 12 2016 at 4:34 PM