Timor-Leste Training Programme on Gender-Mainstreaming Small Arms Control
06 September 2022
From 10 to 16 May 2022 the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MoFAC) of Timor-Leste, conducted two activities under the In-Country Training Programme (ICTP) on Gender mainstreaming small arms control in Timor-Leste. These included a three-day training on Gender Mainstreaming Small Arms Control from 10 to 12 May, and a one-day workshop on National Coordination Mechanism (NCM) and National Action on Plan (NAP) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control, on 16 May 2022. Both events took place at the Institute of the Diplomatic Training Center of MoFAC.
The ICTP is part of a global project in support of gender mainstreamed policies, programmes and actions in the fight against small arms trafficking and misuse, in line with the Women, Peace and Security agenda, funded by the European Union. The project is implemented in eighteen countries, including Timor-Leste.
The ICTP in Timor-Leste aimed to promote a shared national understanding of the important role that gender considerations play in relation to the effective implementation of small arms control policies, their alignment with the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) process, and other converging agendas.