Capacity Building on National Frameworks for Weapons and Ammunition Management—First Consultative Process

22–25 June 2015, Mogadishu, Somalia

As part of the effort to establish a comprehensive weapons and ammunition (WAM) system, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) hosted a week long series of consultative meetings on a national WAM framework in Mogadishu from 22 to 25 June 2015, organized by UNIDIR in cooperation with UNSOM, UNMAS and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). The objective of these consultative meetings - the first of a series of consultative meeting processes expected in the next 12 months - was to initiate the development of a roadmap towards a comprehensive national framework governing the full life cycle of weapons and ammunition management in Somalia, in line with existing international standards. The roadmap is expected to form the basis of design and implementation actions by the FGS and UN partners (UNSOM and UNMAS) in putting into place an effective and comprehensive national framework governing weapons and ammunition. Phase I of UNIDIR’s project on WAM in Somalia (2014) served as the basis for this first consultative meeting process.

Partners: Federal Government of Somalia, UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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 Government of Finland.

This conference is part of the project Weapons and Ammunition Management in Somalia (Phase II)