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Macedonia. 2010 ‘Collection and Disposal.’ National Report of Macedonia 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); Section 6, pp. 12-13. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Macedonia to the United Nations. 4 March

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Collection and Disposal

Weapons identified as surplus to requirements to the Macedonian Defence and Police are either sold following national and international standards, or destroyed…

All confiscated, found or seized weapons are being destroyed on an annual basis (24 July). Last year a total of 782 weapons were destroyed after court decision…

The methods used in Macedonia for destruction of weapons are melting down in a steel oven. The methods for destruction of ammunition up to .50: burning in a specially designed oven (kiln) and heavy ammunition and explosive materials are destroyed by open pit detonation…

All information concerning SALW confiscated and destroyed is made available to the media, and reporting is done through the UNDP channels to SEESAC, Belgrade, the Stability Pact and the UN Channels.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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