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Moldova. 2010 ‘Collection and Disposal.’ National Report of Moldova on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 6, p. 14. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Moldova to the United Nations. 1 January

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6. Collection and Disposal

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has a Republic-wide Commission for the Assessment, Re-evaluation and Discarding of Defective Weapons, which collects and examines surplus weapons which are below standard or have been confiscated, voluntarily surrendered or scheduled for destruction. Small arms and light weapons scheduled for destruction are stored at depots of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

In accordance with a decision of the Commission, over the period 2000-2009, 9,678 small arms and light weapons were destroyed by melting down (1,610 units were destroyed in 2000; 3,497 in 2005; 2,197 in 2007; and 2,374 in 2009).

In 2005, 2007 and 2009, small arms and light weapons were destroyed with financial assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC).

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