Register for Challenges Forum Webinar on Small Arms and Ammunitions Management in Peace Operations

On September 12, UTC 11:00-12:15 (Pretoria/Geneva 13:00-14:15), the Challenges Forum – in collaboration with the Challenges Forum Partner Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Small Arms Survey (SAS), and the International Peace Institute (IPI) –  invites Challenges Partners, experts and practitioners to a webinar to discuss future avenues to address the issue of weapons and ammunition management within peace operations.

On September 12, UTC 11:00-12:15 (Pretoria/Geneva 13:00-14:15), the Challenges Forum – in collaboration with the Challenges Forum Partner Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Small Arms Survey (SAS), and the International Peace Institute (IPI) –  invites Challenges Partners, experts and practitioners to a webinar to discuss future avenues to address the issue of weapons and ammunition management within peace operations.

Supporting Peace Operations: The Importance of Enhanced Weapons and Ammunition Management

The number of peacekeeping forces deployed in recent years is at historic highs. The security of the men and women serving in these missions—and of the weapons, ammunition, and equipment in their possession—is frequently at risk. Indeed, SAS has shown through several reports (available here Under Attack and Above Scrutiny (2015); (2) Making a Tough Job More Difficult (2017); and (3) Beyond Blue Helmets) that the loss of lethal materiel from peace operations is considerably greater than previously understood: it is neither infrequent nor inconsequential. The Small Arms Survey has documented that peacekeepers have lost thousands of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition. Moreover, much of this loss was likely preventable.

Chair Dr Björn Holmberg, Director, Challenges Forum International Secretariat (CFIS)       

Moderator Ms Sharon Wiharta, Peace Operations Specialist, CFIS

Panellists
Mr. Eric Berman, Director SAS, Switzerland
Mr. ArthurBoutellis, Non-Resident Senior Adviser at International Peace Institute (IPI), France
Dr. Nelson Alusala, Senior Researcher, Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS), South Africa

Discussion/process: For registered participants, you will be able to follow the panel in an on-line video stream in your web browser or smartphone and chat questions, but you will not be visible yourself. The seminars will start with a presentation by Eric Berman followed by comments by the other panellists and a discussion. Participants watching the video stream will be invited to comment and ask questions through the on-line Q&A function in the Zoom webinar platform.

Registration: Please click here to register to the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar simply by using your web browser or smartphone.

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