|21 Jun. 2018 ||
NATO highlights role in fighting illicit trade in small arms and light weapons
NATO participated in a UN conference in New York on Wednesday (20 June 2018), focused on fighting the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. Ms. Eirini Lemos-Maniati, Deputy Director of NATO HQ’s Arms Control, Disarmament and WMD Non-Proliferation Centre, noted that over the years, NATO has helped destroy over 600,000 small arms and light weapons, and more than 160 million rounds of ammunition. NATO’s technical standards also serve as a basis for many international best practices in controlling small arms, light weapons and ammunition stockpiles. NATO’s Partnership for Peace Trust Fund on small arms and light weapons currently covers seven projects with a budget of over 40 million euros.
|28 May. 2008 ||
Tackling the global threat of small arms and light weapons
Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council countries and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe are co-sponsoring an international conference, which is supported by the United Nations, at NATO Headquarters. The conference focuses on strengthening the role of regional organizations in addressing the global threat posed by the proliferation, illicit trade and use of small arms and light weapons (SALW).
|21 Jun. 2002 ||
Meeting of disarmament experts at NATO Headquarters
Disarmament experts from NATO and Partner countries held a meeting on 21 June to review developments and discuss work underway in the area of non-proliferation. The aim of the meeting was to give the opportunity to national experts from NATO's Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) member countries (the EAPC includes 19 NATO member and 27 Partner countries) to exchange views and reach a better understanding of national positions on disarmament.
|07 Oct. 2011 ||
Avoiding tragedy: NATO and Ukraine destroy aging weapons and ammunition
In Ukraine, huge surplus stocks of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and tonnes of aging ammunition could threaten the public’s safety should they fall into the wrong hands or accidentally explode. But with NATO’s help, Ukraine is destroying its excess stocks, having embarked on the world’s largest demilitarisation project through international assistance. A ceremony at NATO Headquarters marked the launch of the project’s second phase on 21 September 2011.
|17 Apr. 2013 ||
World’s largest demilitarization project boosts industry in Ukraine
The NATO-Partnership Trust Fund project for the destruction of conventional munitions, small arms, light weapons and landmines in Ukraine is making significant progress, but future funding remains a challenge. The project, which was the focus of a conference in the capital Kyiv on 8 April, is helping address the potential threat posed by Ukraine’s large stocks of old and obsolete weapons and ammunition accumulated since the Second World War. It has also boosted Ukrainian industry and created 110 jobs.
|15 Apr. 2010 ||
EAPC workshop on clearing explosive remnants of war (ERW) with a focus on cluster munitions
The residual effects of war can impede efforts to reconstruct civilian infrastructure for many years after the conflict. All too often, large areas needed for civilian purposes are found to be strewn with unexploded cluster bomblets and other forms of ERW as a result of former military activity. Such concealed dangers represent a hazard to all who live and work on such land. They can kill and maim indiscriminately and thus present a significant challenge to post conflict development and human security.
|04 Oct. 2007 ||
Second NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project in Albania completed successfully
The second NATO/PfP Trust Fund project in Albania which was launched in December 2002 has come to an end. A ceremony was held to mark its successful completion in Tirana on 4 October 2007.
|28 Jun. 2012 ||
NATO-sponsored project helps Ukraine destroy dangerous stocks of munitions
Stocks of unused and obsolete munitions pose a serious problem for many countries. Untended depots can be dangerous. In Ukraine, several unplanned explosions at munitions sites have led to loss of life, injury and significant damage. To protect people living near such depots, NATO is sponsoring a project to help safely dispose of the country’s excess munitions.
|13 Jun. 2007 ||
Threat of man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS)
A two-day workshop at NATO HQ, 12-13 June, raised awareness of the threat posed by MANPADS, or shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles, to NATO troops in the field.
|20 Feb. 2013 ||
Project to destroy obsolete munitions in Ukraine enters second phase
A signing ceremony to launch the second phase of a NATO-sponsored project for the destruction of conventional munitions, small arms and light weapons in Ukraine took place in Kyiv on 1 February.