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Serbia & Montenegro. 2003 ‘Collection and Reassignment of Small Arms and Light Weapons Surplus Stocks.’ National Report of Serbia and Montenegro 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), pp. 3-4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Serbia & Montenegro to the United Nations. 1 January

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Collection and Reassignment of Small Arms and Light Weapons Surplus Stocks

In 2001, 52,000 pieces of small arms and light weapons were collected.

In 2002, additional 23,223 pieces of small arms and light weapons were collected and an agreement on the financing of the project of destruction was initiated with NAMSA. Funds have been ensured from donations and the destruction cost US$ 381,000.

During the period of state of emergency in Republic of Serbia (12 March-22 April 2003) which was declared in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Zoran Djindjic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, 2,046 pieces of weapons, 33,478 rounds of ammunition and 198.5 kilogrammes of explosives have been collected.

As a result of the action "Serbia without weapons", during the same period, around 40,000 pieces of various types of SALWs were voluntarily surrendered by the population to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Serbia and Army of Serbia and Montenegro.

ID: Q3514

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