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BiH Destroys 1008 SALW to Mark International Gun Destruction Day

SEESAC (Belgrade)

9 July 2016

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Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) destroyed 1,008 pieces of small arms and light weapons (SALW) at the Jelsingrad Smelter in Banja Luka to mark 9 July, International Gun Destruction Day. The destroyed SALW included 234 long barrels, 337 short barrels and 437 other weapons and belonging equipment. Weapons destroyed have been confiscated by five police agencies of BiH over the course of the last several months as part of their law enforcement activities. Their destruction was supported through the funding made available by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina…

Montenegro destroyed 1,140 SALW with the support of the European Union, through the EU Council Decision 2013/730/CFSP, in Support of SEESAC Disarmament and Arms Control Activities in South East Europe , while Kosovo* destroyed 2,382 pieces of SALW with support of the German Government.

Initiated by the UN in 2001, International Gun Destruction Day serves as a reminder about the threat that excess, poorly secured, and illegal weapons pose to the public's everyday safety and security…

* References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).

[UNDP = United Nations Development Programme; SEESAC = South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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