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On 3 November 2022, UNREC participated in a UNCT meeting with national counterparts of Togo co-chaired by the UN Resident Coordinator and the Minister Secretary General of the Presidency centred on prospective/planned activities for 2023.

From 18 to 19 October 2022, UNREC attended and contributed to the Regional Workshop on Universalization and Effective Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in Eastern Africa, held in Mombasa, Kenya.

From 16 to 29 October 2022, UNREC Director was on Mission to UNHQ to:

i) follow the proceedings of the First Committee, including the sessions on Regional Disarmament,
ii) consult with ODA’s leadership and Heads of branches and relevant programmes/projects/ field offices, as well as with
iii) relevant UN entities at HQ level and with
iv) Member States including beneficiaries of UNREC support and potential technical and funding partners.

This was the occasion to organize on 27 October 2022 for the African Group to the UN at ambassadors‚Äô level (in the premises of the African Union Observer‚Äôs Union) a briefing on UNREC activities in Africa in support to the African Union‚Äôs initiative to ‚ÄėSilencing the guns in Africa‚Äô. A mission report is sent separately.

On 28 September 2022, UNREC briefed the Chief of RDIOB on the Regional Centre, including the office background, context of its establishment and evolution, present team composition, flagship initiatives, donor engagement and proposals for interaction between the headquarters and the Regional Centre.

On 21 September 2022, International Peace Day, UNREC participated in the high-level panel around the theme, ‚ÄúStrengthening Social Cohesion to Build Peace‚ÄĚ, organized by the Ministry of Youth and Youth Employment.