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Uruguay. 2010 ‘Collection and Disposal (Recolección y eliminación).’ 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, 6-v, p. 10. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations. 20 January

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Recolección y eliminación

¿Qúe métodos ha utilizado su país para destruir los stocks de armas pequeñas y ligeras excedentes designados para su destrucción? (Si es pertinente, haga referencia al informe del Secretario General de NU (S/2000/1092) de 15 de noviembre de 2000.)

El métoda que se aplica es el de fundición. Se utilizó la técnica de aplastamiento en mayo de 2008 en un acto público, a efectos de dar mayor difusión y acercamiento al acontecimiento, y las piezas trituradas en ese acto fueron finalmente destruidas totalmemte en la edición anual de la destrucción por fundición que se realizó en 2008.

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Collection and Disposal

What methods has your country used to destroy surplus stocks of small arms and light weapons designated for destruction? (If appropriate, refer to the report of the UN Secretary-General (S/2000/1092) of the 15 November 2000.)

Melting is the method that is applied. In May 2008, crushing was used as a technique at a public event, for the purpose of promoting awareness of the event, with the parts that were crushed finally completely destroyed in the annual destruction by smelting, which occurred in 2008.

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