Conference on the Management and Destruction of Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives

Inter-American Defense Board will hold, on December 10th, 2020, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, the Conference on Processes for the Management and Destruction of Arms, Ammunition and Explosives.

This event has the objective of transmitting knowledge about the management processes and international regulations in force for the destruction of conventional light weapons that have been disused or became out of date, seized illegal weapons, or homemade weapons. Similarly, for ammunition and explosive materials of legal origin that are out of date, or of illegal origin.

In addition, the experiences and processes for the destruction of weapons, ammunition and explosives carried out in countries of the hemisphere, such as Colombia and Mexico, will be presented, as well as the lessons learned in these processes that involve considerable physical risk, as well as to being subject to mandatory legal frameworks.

Target audiences:

• Technical and professional schools of war material of the armed forces.

• Other schools of the armed forces or police related to the management of weapons and explosives.

• Operational units of the armed forces and police that carry out operations for the destruction of weapons, ammunition and explosives.

• Members of the Advisory Committee of the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacture of and Trafficking of Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives and other related material (CIFTA).

• Students, researchers, collectors, sellers and traders of small arms and explosives from the countries of the hemisphere.

• National arms regulation organizations.


• International Ammunition Management Standards.

• The process of managing the destruction of weapons and explosives in Mexico.

• Arms management: The experience in the process of laying down arms in the peace process in Colombia.

• The OAS and its commitment against the illicit manufacture and trafficking of weapons.

• The role of the Brazilian Army in the destruction of illegal weapons and ammunition.


• Peruvian Army.

• Mexican Army.

• Brazilian Army.

• United Nations Regional Center for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC).

• Organization of American States (OEA).