Methodology for estimating losses of arms and ammunition in peace operations

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 14 September, 2021

Check out this infographic for more on the methodology used to estimate losses of arms and ammunition in peace operations at the individual, squad, section, platoon, and company levels.

For more on this, check out our peace operations data set (PODS) here.

Available in:  ENGLISH

Selected notable incidents of weapons and ammunition losses in peace operations (1990–2018)

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 14 September, 2021

Check out this infographic for an overview of notable incidents of weapons and ammunition losses in peace operations during the period from 1990 to 2018.

For more on this, check out our peace operations data set (PODS) here.

Available in:  ENGLISH

Beyond Blue Helmets: Promoting Weapons and Ammunition Management in Non-UN Peace Operations

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

This report details efforts to improve weapons and ammunition management in non-United Nations (UN) peace operations in order to enhance force protection and mandate implementation.

More than 25 organizations apart from the UN have deployed more than 100 peace operations to date. These non-UN organizations face the same challenges as the UN in securing their contingent-owned equipment (COE) and the lethal materiel they recover. Non-UN peace operations may even be more vulnerable to these challenges than UN operations.

Third MPOME Regional Workshop Report: Making Peace Operations More Effective

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

This Report summarizes the formal contributions made by presenters at the third MPOME Regional Workshop and the discussions that ensued. The workshop was held at the National Peace Operations Training Center of Uruguay (ENOPU) in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Available in:  ENGLISH | SPANISH

Monitoring Illicit Arms Flows: The Role of UN Peacekeeping Operations

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

The Briefing Paper from the Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project examines the capacities of different actors to monitor illicit arms flows in the Sahel region. Monitoring illicit arms flows is critical to measuring states’ progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—especially Target 16.4, which calls for a significant reduction of illicit arms flows by 2030.

Making a Tough Job More Difficult: Loss of Arms and Ammunition in Peace Operations

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

This Report highlights results of research into the loss of arms and ammunition in a range of peace operations. Losses include assault rifles and pistols, armoured vehicles and numerous types of light weapons that in aggregate represent thousands of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition.
 

First MPOME Regional Workshop Report: Making Peace Operations More Effective

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

This Report summarizes the formal contributions made by presenters at the first MPOME Regional Workshop and the discussions that ensued. The workshop was held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana.

Available in:  ENGLISH | FRENCH