Both State-owned and private arms, ammunition and explosive stockpiles are prone to the risk of theft, diversion and unexpected accidents. These risks can, however, be reduced or mitigated through proper stockpile management. Against that background, on 23-24 July, 2018, UNLIREC carried out a training workshop in Lima, Peru for Peruvian military personnel on International Standards in Physical Security and Stockpile Management.

A total of 20 officials attended and were provided with theoretical and practical knowledge on, inter alia, the classification and identification of arms, ammunition, explosives, hazardous materials, risk assessments, security plans, inventories, arms depots, storage methods, weapons marking and destruction. The UNLIREC team led the workshop, focusing on measures to ensure physical security and effective stockpile management in accordance with the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG).

It is expected that participants incorporate these standards and good practices into the management of their respective munitions sites.

This workshop is the first of a series of training workshops that will be carried out under the“Stockpile Management and Arms and Ammunition Destruction” project that UNLIREC has been implementing since 2017. This project has been made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of the United States of America.