ISACS supports 2nd UNIDIR consultative process on weapons and ammunition management in Somalia


Representatives of the Somalia National Army, UNSOM, UNMAS, UNIDIR, CAR, RECSA and ISACS stand outside the main arms and ammunition storage facility in Halane, Mogadishu.  

Photo: UNSOM

The ISACS Inter-Agency Suppot Unit supported the second UNIDIR consultative meeting on arms and ammunition management held in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 7-11 February 2016.  

UNIDIR organised the consultation jointly with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), with support from the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Conflict Armament Research (CAR), RECSA and ISACS.  

The consultation, which built on a previous mapping exercise conducted in 2015, focused on assisting the government to strengthen national policies and practices on the marking and recordkeeping of small arms, light weapons and ammunition held by the security forces and law enforcement agencies of the Federal Government of Somalia.

The UN Security Council has partially suspended the arms embargo on Somalia in order to allow the Federal Government to import arms, ammunition and military equipment to enhance the capacity of its security forces.  ISACS is helping the Federal Government to put in place the necessary controls over imported weapons and those already in use by the security forces.