NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project Jordan II on explosives safety
As part of the NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project Jordan II, and as a follow-up project to the Jordan I Trust Fund, NATO provided assistance in the delivery of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Risk Education as well as ammunition demilitarization equipment for the ammunition demilitarization facility in Zarqa. The Lead Nation for the project was Italy.
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. NATO Allies and partners fund and execute these projects through NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) as the main executing agent. Each project has a lead nation(s), which oversees the development of project proposals along with the NATO International Staff and the executing agent. Trust Fund projects 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 also NGOs. They are often implemented in cooperation with other international organisations and NGOs.
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