Gabon Adopts U.N. Treaties

Por Dialogo
enero 01, 2011

Gabon accepted treaties on human and
arms trafficking in 2010, which will help
strengthen peace and security in Central
Africa. The two pacts are part of the
U.N. Convention against Transnational
Organized Crime, which is under the
jurisdiction of the U.N. Office on Drugs
and Crime, or UNODC.
“Trafficking in firearms in Central
Africa is fueling conflict, which poses
a threat to peace and increases the risk
of violence against women and the
recruitment of child soldiers,” said
UNODC Executive Director Yury
Fedotov, pictured, at the signing.
“Without peace and security, development
cannot take root and grow,” he
added. “This makes halting illicit trade
in firearms all the more urgent.”