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dc.contributor.authorGreene, Owen J.*
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Sally E.*
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Adrian*
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-30T14:39:00Z
dc.date.available2010-03-30T14:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationGreene, O. J., Holt, S. and Wilkinson, A. (2004). Ammunition stocks: Promoting safe and secure storage and disposal. London: International Alert and Saferworld; Bradford: University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies, Centre for International Co-operation and Security. Biting the Bullet Follow-up Project. Biting the Bullet Briefing Papers. Briefing 18.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/4276
dc.descriptionyesen
dc.description.abstract[Introduction]International commitments and measures to prevent, reduce and combat uncontrolled or illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) holdings and flows are widely understood to encompass not only the weapons but also their ammunition. This is obviously necessary. Thus the UN Programme of Action to Prevent Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) includes many commitments that apply to ammunition as well as to small and light weapons. Progress in implementing the PoA includes many measures concerning ammunition, including: controls on transfers; preventing diversion to illicit trade; marking, record-keeping and tracing; weapons collection; secure storage; and destruction.1 Unfortunately, progress in implementing the PoA in relation to ammunition remains particularly patchy and inadequate. This is partly because it has too often been considered as a residual category. Negotiations and programmes to control SALW have tended in the first instance to focus on the weapons systems, and have then been deemed to apply, `as appropriate¿, also to ammunition. But control and reduction of ammunition raise their own distinct and challenging issues. Without focused attention, and clarification of what is meant by `appropriate¿, controls and measures on ammunition have often been neglected or mishandled.[Executive summary] The 2001 United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) and other associated Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) international commitments and measures are widely understood to encompass not only the weapons but also their ammunition. Unfortunately, progress in implementing the PoA in relation to ammunition remains particularly patchy and inadequate. This is partly because it has too often been considered as a residual category. But control and reduction of ammunition raise their own distinct and challenging issues. This relative neglect is resulting in large numbers of avoidable deaths and injuries.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Alert and Saferworld and University of Bradford, Department of Peace Studies, Centre for International Co-operation and Securityen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/cics/publications/bullet/briefing/en
dc.rights© 2004 The Authors, International Alert, Saferworld and Centre for International Co-operation and Security, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk).en
dc.subjectUnited Nations Programme of Action (2001) to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA)en
dc.subjectUN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspectsen
dc.subjectIllicit traffickingen
dc.subjectWeapons proliferation reductionen
dc.subjectIllegal arms tradeen
dc.subjectAmmunitionen
dc.subjectRecord-keeping and tracingen
dc.subjectWeapons collectionen
dc.subjectSecure storage and destructionen
dc.titleAmmunition stocks: Promoting safe and secure storage and disposal.en
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dc.typeBriefing Paperen
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-18T23:22:52Z


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