The International Workshop on the Safe and Secure Management of Ammunition will be taking place on the 8th and 9th of December 2016.
The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform to follow up on the discussions related to the safe and secure management of ammunition. In particular, the aim is to discuss the challenges regarding the implementation of international standards on ammunition management, and to develop concrete elements paving the way to address them. Experience from various field projects shows that humanitarian risks and proliferation can only be sustainably lowered if adequate standards on ammunition management are implemented, upheld and accepted by the responsible actors.
The workshop will be divided in plenary and working group sessions. After an introduction to the topic and the selected approach, and a discussion on existing international processes, participants will work in parallel working groups to develop concrete suggestions for addressing challenges in the implementation of standards on ammunition management.
Based on the key aspects of security and safety or “non-proliferation” and “accident prevention”, the working groups will focus inter alia on the following challenges:
i) the implementation of standards in a comprehensive and sustainable manner;
ii) the development of national standards on the basis of international standards and
iii) the implementation of standards in conflict-affected settings.
The workshop is directed at policy-practitioners and technical experts (representatives of governments and relevant organisations – diplomatic, military and civilian with relevant expertise) and will provide an opportunity for multilateral and open discussion as well as a framework to develop specific elements for standard setting.