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14.4.2021 : 6:30 : +0200

The Small Arms Survey welcomes new director Daniel de Torres

As the Small Arms Survey marks 20 years of work to reduce armed violence and the illicit proliferation of small arms, it welcomed Daniel de Torres as new director on 1 November.

The Small Arms Survey was founded in 1999 and has established itself as a leader in small arms and armed violence expertise under the management of previous directors Professor Keith Krause and Eric Berman. The Survey is a global centre of excellence that produces research and evidence-based policy recommendations for practitioners and decision-makers alike and information for the wider public.

Daniel joins the Survey with a broad portfolio of experience in the humanitarian, security, development, and gender equality fields. From 2008 to 2019, he served in DCAF as deputy head and later head of the organization’s Gender and Security Division. Prior to that, he worked for the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC, served in the Spanish Marines, and led emergency relief work for an NGO in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s.

Daniel has managed numerous teams; designed and implemented a variety of programmes; and led trainings for security and justice sector personnel, parliamentarians, and civil society organizations. His professional experiences are underpinned by an MA in international development from the American University in Washington DC, and a BA in history from George Mason University in Virginia.

‘It’s an honor to take the helm of such a well-renowned institution as the Small Arms Survey. I’ve long admired the Survey’s work, and share its vision of a world without illicit arms and armed violence. I am very excited to join forces with these great professionals to further strengthen the Survey’s position within this field,’ said Daniel de Torres.

For more information, contact media(at)smallarmssurvey(dot)org

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