The three programmatic areas of focus at UN-LiREC are the result of the disarmament-related needs as expressed by UN Member States in the Latin American and Caribbean region, the vision and workplans of both the Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) and the Regional Disarmament Branch (RDB), as well as relevant international disarmament instruments and documents. Both in-house experts and external consultants make up the specialized Project Teams responsible for implementing all project-related activities.   


Strengthen the capacity of State institutions in tackling a range of public security challenges and threats related to illicit firearms trafficking and armed violence through capacity-building and technical assistance. 

Projects:

 
Inter-Institutional Course on Combating Illicit Firearms Trafficking (IITC):
   
Firearms Destruction and Stockpile Management:
   
Firearms Destruction and Stockpile Management Assistance Package for Caribbean States – Phase I:
   
Firearms Destruction and Stockpile Management Assistance Package for Caribbean States – Phase II:
   
Enhancing Public Security through Crime Prevention and Firearms Control in the Andean Region
   
Enhancing Multi-sectoral responses to Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention in Central America




Assist States in building national capacities and mechanisms to effectively implement disarmament instruments leading to sustainable disarmament.

Projects:


International Firearms Instruments and Policy-making:
   



Promote dialogue, alliances and cooperative disarmament measures within and among States, as well as  awareness of disarmament and non-proliferation tools and instruments in order to feed into a “disarmament culture”.  

Projects:

Strengthening Disarmament Expertise
   
Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention
   
Promoting Disarmament Instruments