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UNODA Occasional Papers No. 36

Conventional Ammunition Management - Developments and Challenges From COVID-19

  • Author: UN, UNODA
  • Publication date: October 2020
  • Page count: 32
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 20.IX.6

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ISBN: 9789211391855
ISBN: 9789210051736

About the product

This paper offers a preliminary analysis of the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the ammunition management sector in the spring of 2020. It raises key issues related to the risks associated with conventional ammunition through the implementation of relevant control and management measures. It argues that shifts in national priorities and reduced resources may affect overall international disarmament efforts by undermining the management of conventional ammunition, and potentially enhance the risks of accidental explosions and diversion. Ammunition management needs to remain a priority during and after COVID-19.