Participates in a conference on an issue causing concern for the region:HRITC in Amman’s light weapons conference [Archives:2003/644/Local News]
The Taiz-based Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC) is participating in a 2-day regional conference starting today, Monday June 23, in Amman as a follow-up to the UN program to fight the illegal trade of light weapons.
Izzeddin al-Asbahi, Chairman of HRITC and the regional coordinator of the international network to restrict the use of small weapons said that the conference aims at evaluating the achievements of different Arab countries in the field of implementing the said UN program as well as to have an idea about the regional and international measures taken to fight the illegal trade of light weapons.
The participants in the conference were representatives of NGOs, members of the international network to restrict the use of the small weapons, senior officials from a number of Arab countries along with a few Arab interior ministers and several Arab and UN experts in the field of light weapons.
Al-Asbahi added that the conference would be an arena to receive opinions about the extent of the implementation of Arab countries of the UN program concerning the fight against the illegal trade of light arms in the civil society's point of view.
HRITC has been chosen in the beginning of this year to be the regional coordinator of the international network specialized in restricting the use of light weapons.
The center is working on implementing a national and regional program to raise awareness about the hazards of trading in light arms to create a more stable environment for the future generations.