International Ammunition Technical Guidelines

Cooperation on effective ammunition stockpile management needs a 'whole life management' approach, ranging from categorization and accounting systems, to physical security systems, to surveillance and testing procedures which assess the stability and reliability of ammunition.

In 2008, the General Assembly mandated the United Nations to develop 'technical guidelines for the stockpile management of conventional ammunition', now commonly known as International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG).

These guidelines were developed in 2011 under the UN SaferGuard Programme by a technical review panel consisting of experts from Member States, with the support of international, governmental and non-governmental organizations.

All UN Member States have welcomed the completion of the IATG and the establishment of the UN SaferGuard Programme. States wishing to improve their national stockpile management capacity are encouraged by the General Assembly to contact the Programme.

Contact: conventionalarms-unoda@un.org

List of Guidelines