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Uruguay. 2010 ‘Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) (Desarme, desmoviliación y reintegración (DDR)).’ National Report of Uruguay on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); A, 10-i, p. 17. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations. 20 January

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Desarme, desmoviliación y reintegración (DDR)

Por favor, describa cualquier programa de desarme, desmovilización y reintegración (DDR) que su país haya desarrollado y aplicado, incluyendo la
incautación, control, almacenamiento y destrucción efectivas de armas pequeñas y ligeras.

- Uruguay no ha vivido etapas de guerra interna que hayan provocado la movilización o la necesidad de armar a la población; por lo tanto no existen, ni se han aplicado planes de desarme, desmovilización o reintegración. No obstante, y en ejercicio de la competencia que leyes y reglamentos acuerdan al Servicio de Material y Armamento, se cumple con el control de la existencia y almacenamiento de las armas de las empresas habilitadas, de los coleccionistas registrados; así como se precede a la incautación de las armas en infracción y a la destrucción de aquellas entregadas voluntariamente, o aquellas incautadas y remitidas a depósito por disposición de la Justicia cuyo plazo de depósito de tres años haya expirado. También se recepcíonan para destrucción, las armas entregadas voluntariamente ante este Servicio de Material y Armamento, las que se incluyen junto a las demás armas que se destruyen en las jornadas nacionales anuales ya mencionadas.

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Disarmament, demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR)

Please describe any disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) programmes your country has developed and implemented, including the effective collection, control, storage and destruction of SALW.

- Uruguay has not lived through any stages of internal war that have led to mobilization or the need to arm the population; therefore, no disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programme has been implemented. However, in exercise of competition laws and regulations agreed to by the National Army Material and Arms Department, it holds control of the existence and storage of weapons to authorised companies, of registered collectors; as well as procedures in the seizure and destruction of those weapons voluntarily surrendered which are in violation, or those seized and sent to the available depot because their three year storage term, according to the law, has expired. Also destroyed are weapons that are surrendered voluntarily to the National Army Material and Arms Department, which are included along with other weapons that are destroyed in the annual national conference mentioned above.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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