UNIDIR defines WAM in a comprehensive manner covering the oversight, accountability and governance of arms and ammunition throughout their management cycle, including establishment of relevant national frameworks, processes and practices for the safe and secure production and acquisition of materiel, stockpiling, transfers, end use control, tracing and disposal. This holistic approach is essential in ensuring that efforts to better regulate arms and ammunition are undertaken in alignment with broader security sector, rule of law, armed violence reduction, counter-terrorism, and peacebuilding processes, and not in isolation. Research emphasis is placed on national and regional approaches to WAM in pursuit of a national and regionally owned process, and to support a ‘bottom-up’ and evidence-based approach.
Edited by: Manuel Martinez Miralles, Anna Mensah, Natalie Briggs and Erica Mumford
Citation: Jonah Leff, Himayu Shiotani, Hardy Giezendanner, Daniel Golston and Einas Mohammed (2020) "Weapons and Ammunition Management Country Insight: Somalia", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.
Sponsor Organizations: Somalia