UNLIREC Destroys Ammunition and provides Stockpile Management Training in Ecuador

Activity description

The purpose of UNLIREC's continued assistance was to: (i) support the destruction, in collaboration with the Armed Forces of Ecuador, of 11,721 small arms ammunition in Quito; (ii) carry out a training seminar, funded by Canada, imparted at the Ministry of Defence, to national authorities on destruction methodology and stockpile management best practices in line with international standards; and (iii) donate, in order to safeguard the sustainability of destruction efforts, an UNLIREC-designed small arms ammunition burning tank (SAABT) funded by Sweden. The national authorities of Ecuador continued the efforts to combat illicit trafficking by constructing additional SAABTs to be distributed across the country. All destruction activities were conducted using UNLIREC´s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which are in accordance with the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG).

Project description

UNLIREC's assistance project, “Enhancing Public Safety through Crime Prevention and Firearms Control in the Andean Region” provided assistance to Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru to increase national capacities and expertise of the law enforcement community to better control the legal firearms trade and prevent and combat illicit firearms trafficking. This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of Canada. Spain and Finland provided complimentary financial support.

Type of Activity
Institutional capacity-building
Technical material or financial assistance
Focus of Activity
Inventory and stockpile management
Small arms and light weapons (SALW) controls
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC)
Contact Details

United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Address: Complejo Javier Pérez de Cuellar Av. Pérez Aranibar 750 Magdalena del Mar – Lima 17, Perú
Phone: +51 1 6259114
Fax: +51 1 6259100
Email: information@unlirec.org
Website: http://unlirec.org/