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JOINT ACTION 2009-2011 / PROJECT II - National Implementation Assistance

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The EU BWC Joint Action assisted States Parties to implement the BWC obligations through regional meetings and national assistance visits.

Useful overview of implementation obligations, as well as the additional agreements and common understandings can be found in the Implementation Checklist.


DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:

OBJECTIVE
ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
Effective means of national implementation and enforcement

Coordination and networking on national level
legal advice related to implementation, enforcement, penalization, import-export controls etc.
drafting assistance for legislative and administrative measures, incl. enforcement, prohibition, prevention, penalization, import-export controls etc.
awareness-raising workshops on national implementation and enforcement for a wide spectrum of stakeholders – governmental and legislative officials, state authorities, industry, academic and research institutions, NGOs, etc.


Legal Advice and Drafting Assistance Visits
  • assistance to draft legal and administrative instruments necessary to implement the Convention and to strengthen already existing national implementation capacities through further development of laws, rules and procedures, or guidelines for implementation, law enforcement, penalization, criminalization, physical control, export and transfer control etc.

Awareness Raising and Training Workshops
  • awareness raising meetings or training to support national implementation of the Convention organized for decision and policy makers, staff of national authorities, researchers and scientists, etc. (organized in Azerbaijan, Colombia, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Uganda)

Regional Meetings
  • workshops bringing together regional stakeholders to share experiences on national implementation and to build regional cooperative networks (organized for Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Partnership States Parties, and West and Central Africa)


OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES:

Expert visit to provide assistance on national implementation, incl. preparation of CBMs, Kampala, Uganda, 28 November - 2 December 2011.

Expert visit to provide assistance on national implementation, incl. preparation of CBMs, Baku, Azerbaijan, 10-11 November 2011.

Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean on National Implementation, CBMs, and the Seventh Review Conference of the BWC, Lima, Peru, 9-11 November 2011.
Expert visit to provide assistance on national implementation, incl. preparation of CBMs, Belgrade, Serbia, 3-4 November 2011.

Expert visit to provide assistance on national implementation, incl. preparation of CBMs, Bogota, Colombia, 10-12 August 2011.

Regional Workshop for East Asia and the Pacific on National Implementation of the BWC, Manila, Philippines, 27-28 June 2011.
Regional Workshop for Eastern Partnership States Parties on National Implementation of the BWC, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 22-24 June 2011.
Expert visit to provide assistance on national implementation, incl. preparation of CBMs, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 20-21 June 2011.

Regional Workshop for West and Central Africa on National Implementation of the BWC, Abuja, Nigeria, 25-27 October 2010.

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