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Parliament: stop the proliferation of arms

This is the commitment made on June 21 by the deputies involved in this fight during an awareness and information forum at the National Assembly.

A light weapon, as opposed to a heavy weapon, is a weapon that can be carried and used by a single individual without the use of a support, such as a tripod, being essential. As for small arms, they are intended for individual use. They include pistols, rifles, machine guns, assault rifles and light machine guns.

Security Threat

According to experts, the circulation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Africa and Cameroon in particular remains a concern. “The porosity of the borders, particularly in East Cameroon, the socio-political crisis in the North-West, the South-West, the Boko Haram group in the Far North aggravate the proliferation of these weapons”, explains Ngalim Eugine Nyuydine, expert in issues of small arms and light weapons. Hence the forum of parliamentarians on the issue this Tuesday in order to find solutions to terrorist attacks, robberies and other murders perpetrated with these weapons.

Faced with this situation, the expert Ngalim Eugine Nyuydine proposes the creation of a national commission to fight against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons.

Thematic

The forum of parliamentarians on June 21 is placed under the theme: “Connecting the dots: improving the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda, the United Nations Program of Action and the 2030 Agenda through the ‘increased parliamentary engagement and action in international processes’.

Participants

The initiative is of the National Defense and National Security Committee of the National Assembly in partnership with various United Nations agencies.

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