Aide-Memoire: Options for reflecting weapons and ammunition management in decisions of the Security Council


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This publication conveniently clusters past Security Council action regarding weapons and ammunition management and suggests further options. It seeks to assist particularly those Member States serving on the Security Council, in accurately and comprehensively reflecting state-of-the-art practices into relevant drafts of the Council’s decisions. The publication also supports the recommendation of the Secretary-General, in his report to the Security Council on small arms from 2015, that the arms situation be consistently considered when addressing both geographic and thematic issues on its agenda (S/2015/289).

This Aide-Memoire was developed by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. Drafts were helpfully reviewed by United Nations system partners including the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Additional consultations with policy experts and those involved in weapons and ammunition management in the field assisted in refining the scope and content of the Aide Memoire.

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Publication date: October 2018