Weapons and Ammunition Management in the Federal Republic of Somalia

18 June 2014, New York, USA

This side event presented an overview of findings from a capacity building workshop on weapons and ammunition management (WAM) conducted by UNIDIR together with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and various international partners, including UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) in January 2014 in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Following the UN Security Council decision of partially lifting the 20-year-old arms embargo on Somalia (S/RES/2093; ss. S/RES/2142), the workshop together with stockpile visits provided international partners an invaluable opportunity to view first-hand the status of WAM policies and practices under the FGS. In particular, panelists focused on national efforts and UN support for effective weapons and ammunition management, including on physical security, stockpile management and marking and recordkeeping in Somalia. The event launched the UNIDIR report on weapons and ammunition management in Somalia.

Partners: Conflict Armament Research.

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 and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Speaker(s): Eric Brandenburg, Jonah Leff, Jukka Pajarinen, Florence Raskovan, Hassan Sheikh Ali Nur, Himayu Shiotani, Kerstin Vignard

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