Weapons and Ammunition Management Baseline Assessment in Conflict-affected Settings: Key Observations and Initiatives

20 October 2016, New York, USA

This event presented the preliminary findings from UNIDIR's baseline mapping study which seeks to examine existing frameworks, approaches and practices on arms and ammunition management in conflict-affected settings. The event drew from a series of in-country weapon and ammunition management baseline assessments conducted by UNIDIR as part of its International Small Arms and Ammunition Guidance Platform (ISAP) project Phase II in 2016 in cooperation with States, United Nations partners and expert NGOs. In particular, the event focused on national frameworks, institutions and processes to govern arms and ammunition; the role of the UN and expert NGOs in supporting States' efforts to strengthen WAM; and the application of voluntary standards and guidelines in conflict-affected settings.

Support from UNIDIR's core funders provides the foundation for all of the Institute's activities.
In addition, dedicated project funding was received from the Governments of Germany and Switzerland.

This conference is part of the project International Small Arms and Ammunition Guidance Platform (ISAP II): A Platform to Explore Options to Strengthen Arms and Ammunition Management