International Ammunition Technical Guidelines

Effective ammunition stockpile management needs a ‘whole life management’ approach, ranging from categorization and accounting, to physical security, to surveillance and to recurrently assessing the stability and reliability of ammunition.

The International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) were developed in 2011 under the UN SaferGuard Programme.

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

    • 01 – Introduction and Principles of Ammunition Management
    • 02 – Risk Management
    • 03 – Ammunition Accounting
    • 04 – Explosive Facilities (Storage) (Field and Temporary Conditions)
    • 05 – Explosives Facilities (Storage) (Infrastructure and Equipment)
    • 06 – Explosive Facilities (Storage) (Operations)
    • 07 – Ammunition Processing
    • 08 – Transport of Ammunition
    • 09 – Security of Ammunition
    • 10 – Ammunition Demilitarization and Destruction
      • 10.10 – Demilitarization and Destruction of Conventional Ammunition
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    • 11 – Ammunition Accidents, Reporting and Investigation
      • 11.10 – Ammunition Accidents, Reporting and Investigation
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      • 11.20 – Ammunition Accident Investigation Methodology
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      • 11.30 – EOD Clearance of Ammunition Storage Area Explosions
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    • 12 – Ammunition Operational Support