Judicial Reform and the Empowerment of Victims
Zagreb, 28-29 Nov. 2012
Split citizens say farewell to arms one more time
UNDP and Croatian police conclude EU-funded "Less arms, less tragedies" campaign
Photo (above): Split citizens learn more about explosive devices
"Today, Croatia is an increasingly prosperous and secure country. Yet illegal firearms and explosives are kept in some homes and continue to post a threat to human lives, especially children," said Vitalie Vremis, UNDP's acting Deputy Resident Representative. "A secure and prosperous Croatia in the heart of Europe does not need illegal firearms and explosives, and we call on all people to support this campaign and make sure that the tragedies of the past do not become the tragedies of the future."
Photo (right): bomb-squad robot TEODOR
"Today's event concludes the series of campaigns financed by the EU, but we hope that 'Less arms, less tragedies' will not end with this, but will continue through the engagement of the Ministry of Interior and the support of UNDP," said Ivo Labrović, Deputy Head of the Split-Dalmatia Police Administration.
In 2010 and 2011, the campaign visited more than twenty towns, including Ogulin, Rovinj, Makarska, Delnice, Pula, Križevci, Koprivnica, Kutina, Zagreb County, Osijek, Karlovac, Vojnic, Sisak, Slatina, Varazdin, Daruvar, Zadar, Krapina, Pozega, Gospic, Vinkovci and now Split. In each location, hundreds of citizens gathered to learn more about the dangers of illegally stored and traded weapons and how anyone can surrender illegal weapons without fear of punishment.
Photos below: Demonstration of work of police sniffer dog and performance of students of Primary School Marjan Split