There is now an opportunity to further reduce illicit arms flows in this region, to monitor and prevent diversion of legal firearms and to help prevent future outbreaks of armed violence.
National Control System
A national control systems refers to a set of procedures, laws and common definitions, along with specifically identified organisations or individuals to serve as national points of contact.
The main elements of the national control systems therefore require governments to:
Setting up an interagency coordination team
The ATT works best with a national coordinating mechanism, a key part of which is an interagency group to coordinate progress in meeting Treaty standards for each stakeholder. This platform enables relevant ministries, departments and agencies (for example defence, police, foreign affairs, customs, immigration, justice, corrections, attorney general’s office, civil society), to meet to discuss and implement arms control issues. Some States already have interagency security or International Humanitarian Law committees which are well suited to ATT coordination.