UNLIREC helps private security sector in Guatemala comply with international standards

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"The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament, and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) facilitated a two-day training (23-24 February 2017) to representatives of private security companies in Guatemala through the Technical Workshop on International Standards for the Management of Arms and Ammunition Warehouses of Private Security Companies.

"In order to minimize the risk of diversion to illegal channels, participants received training on physical security procedures in the weapons and ammunition storage facilities within the security companies. It is well known that stolen or lost weapons and ammunition from both state and private locations, represent a major source of crime-related weapons. These risks can be significantly reduced by implementing international standards and good practices that are recognized at the global level.”

FULL REPORT — UNLIREC provides training to promote the effective and transparent management of weapons and ammunition in the private security sector in Guatemala