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(Part 1) Silencing the Guns in Africa - Security Council, 8473rd meeting
27 Feb 2019 -  Open high-level debate “Silencing the guns in Africa” under the agenda item: Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security”.
The constant and incessant illicit flow of weapons, especially small and light weapons to non-State actors, contributes significantly to exacerbating insecurity and violence in various parts of the continent, undermining social cohesion, socioeconomic development and the effective functioning of institutions.
The Presidency intends to propose a draft resolution on “Silencing the Guns in Africa” to be adopted at the opening of the high-level debate.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, will chair the high-level debate.
The following briefers will be invited to make presentation on the theme of the discussion.
The Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs;
The African Union High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa, Ramtane Lamamra;
The Founder and Executive Director of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Vasu Gounden.
Concept Note: S/2019/169.
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