Conventional Arms and Ammunition

Countering the proliferation and misuse of conventional arms and ammunition.

Forty per cent of violent deaths are committed by firearms. The illicit proliferation and misuse of conventional arms contributes to death and destruction around the world every day. UNIDIR’s Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme works to curb these impacts.

Through our action-oriented field research and multi-stakeholder dialogues we develop new ways to tackle illicit proliferation and misuse, to counteract improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and address the use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA).

We work to ensure effective implementation and development of international and regional frameworks such as the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms (PoA).

Paul Holtom

Paul Holtom

Head of Programme
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Adam Baird

Adam Baird

Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Theò Bajon

Theò Bajon

Associate Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Joshua Angelo E. Bata

Joshua Angelo E. Bata

Associate Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Mohamed Coulibaly

Mohamed Coulibaly

Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Barbara Morais Figueiredo

Barbara Morais Figueiredo

Associate Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Hardy Giezendanner

Hardy Giezendanner

Senior Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Sarah Grand-Clément

Sarah Grand-Clément

Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition, Security and Technology
Ursign Hofmann

Ursign Hofmann

Senior Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Alexandra Kuimova

Alexandra Kuimova

Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Alfredo Malaret Baldo

Alfredo Malaret Baldo

Fellow
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Anna Edna Esi Mensah

Anna Edna Esi Mensah

Associate Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Ruben Nicolin

Ruben Nicolin

Associate Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Sanem Topal

Sanem Topal

Graduate Professional
Conventional Arms and Ammunition
Matilde Vecchioni

Matilde Vecchioni

Associate Researcher
Conventional Arms and Ammunition