Online training on national reporting on the UN Programme of Action (UN PoA) for government officials in Asia-Pacific

Start Date: May 28 2021
End Date: May 28 2021
Location: online via cisco webex
Meeting Hosted By: UNRCPD

As part of a global project in support of gender mainstreamed policies, programmes and actions in the fight against small arms trafficking and misuse, funded by the European Union, which supports, inter-alia, the implementation of the outcomes of the Third Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action (UN PoA) and the preparation for the Seventh Biennial Meeting of States (BMS7), the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) organized a regional training on national reporting to the UN Programme of Action. The training was held digitally on 28 May 2021.

The training targeted those countries that did not submit their national reports covering the implementation period 2018-2019, reaching nearly 50 government officials from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.

The training aimed to provide guidance for respective national authorities in compiling national reports; raise awareness of the importance of data collection as well as the need for States to mainstream gender dimensions in their reporting and implementation efforts; assist national focal points or other designated officials in drafting their national reports based on the online template; raise awareness of the purpose of reporting and its contribution to BMS7.

UNRCPD also ensured follow-up with the respective countries that requested an additional training session to finalize and submit the report online.

For further information, please contact Yuriy Kryvonos, Director of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, via e-mail at unrcpd-info@un.org.