At Security Council debate on small arms, UN Secretary-General encourages use of UN standards 


“…we need further measures to combat the proliferation of illicit weapons.  States must enforce arms embargoes and strengthen United Nations missions tasked with arms and ammunition identification, record-keeping, tracing and stockpile management.  States contributing troops and police can assist by deploying personnel with the relevant expertise.

"I also encourage greater efforts to accelerate the exchange of operational information on arms trafficking.  In all aspects of arms and ammunition management, States can make use of the tested standards and guidelines developed by the United Nations.”

FULL REPORT — Secretary-General, at Security Council Debate, Calls for Greater Steps to Combat Proliferation of Illicit Weapons, Cut Ammunition Flows