Switzerland supports standardized approach to small arms life-cycle management in UN peace operations

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"On the supply side, life-cycle management of government owned weapons and ammunition should be improved. In this regard, existing instruments such as the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) and the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) can play an important role. They can directly contribute to the prevention of diversion of state-owned weapons and ammunition to civilians, criminals or armed groups.  […]

"Efforts addressing the supply side of small arms and light weapons are particularly relevant in post-conflict situations. Therefore, Switzerland fully supports the inclusion into UN peace operations’ mandates of a standardized approach to life-cycle management of small arms and light weapons, including ammunition.”

FULL STATEMENT BY SWITZERLAND