Bolstering Stockpile Safety and Security and Assisting in Weapons Destruction

Under the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UN 2001 PoA), governments are encouraged to promote safe, effective stockpile management and security, in particular physical security measures, for small arms and light weapons, and are called on to destroy all confiscated, seized or collected small arms and light weapons.


UNLIREC supports Latin American and Caribbean States in the implementation of this Programme of Action through:


  • undertaking technical assessments on stockpile management and safety and destruction capacities
  • providing guidance in the technical development of internationally-based standards to enhance stockpile management practices, guide the refurbishment of a national storage site and carry out destructions
  • delivering technical capacity-building assistance
  • supporting the destruction of surplus, obsolete and confiscated small arms, ammunition and explosives

With the support of:

United States