NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project Jordan on explosives safety (I)
As part of the NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project in Jordan, three initiatives on explosive’s safety were carried in the country by NATO member states: identification and elimination of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) across Jordanian provinces; the design and construction of a new Demilitarisation Facility in order to help the Jordanian army in increasing its capacity of safely demilitarising declared surplus and obsolete stockpiled ammunition; and support for the technical testing and analysis work on the explosive materials.
The project on explosives' safety in Jordan has been funded through the NATO Trust Fund Mechanism. In 1999, NATO established the NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) Trust Fund mechanism to assist partners with risks related to ageing arms, ammunition, anti-personnel mines, missiles, rocket fuel, chemicals and unexploded ordnance. The NATO PfP Trust Fund Policy was initially established in September 2000 in order to assist partners in meeting the Ottawa Convention obligations. The policy then expanded to include the destruction of SALW, ammunition and mines, improving their physical security and stockpile management, and also address the consequences of defence reform. Allies and partners fund and execute these projects through NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) as the main executive agent. Each project has a lead nation(s), which oversees the development of project proposals along with the NATO International Staff and the executive agent. Trust Funds may be initiated by a NATO member or partner country to tackle specific issues and they are funded by voluntary contributions from individual NATO Allies, partner countries, and more recently NGOs. They are often implemented in cooperation with other international organisations and NGOs.
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