The OSCE Mission to Moldova supports the National Army of Moldova in its efforts to ensure the proper and secure management of the storage of small arms and munitions. The OSCE is supporting Moldovan authorities to fulfil the country’s international and national commitments and responsibilities with respect to SALW, as well as CA.
The Mission has been supporting the Ministry of Defence in the area of SALW since 2006. To this end, the National Army of Moldova was assisted in destroying outdated conventional ammunition and upgrading the management and security of the remaining stocks. In 2016, multiple storage facilities were renovated and security and surveillance systems were installed. The Mission has also facilitated training for Moldovan officers in physical security and stockpile management.
The OSCE is providing tailored support designed to improve the general safety of citizens of the Republic of Moldova by increasing the capacity of the relevant stakeholders in the field of addressing SALW and CA and minimizing the risks derived from weapons and explosive materials at ammo storage sites. This support is channelled through a dedicated Extra Budgetary Project no. 3100306 titled "Explosive Risk Mitigation at Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW) and Conventional Ammunition (CA) Depots in the Republic of Moldova". The project's main objective is to improve the general safety and security of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova by increasing the capacity of the relevant stakeholders in the field of addressing SALW and CA and minimizing the risks derived from weapons and explosive materials at ammo storage sites.
Since 2006, the OSCE has been providing the following support:
The Comprehensive SALW and CA Programme in Moldova is an OSCE-initiated and led effort, aiming to provide assistance to the Republic of Moldova’s state institutions in addressing the concerns and challenges stemming from poorly stored and secured SALW and CA. The Programme comprises of thirteen (13) SALW and CA assistance projects implemented by the OSCE Mission to Moldova (MtM) between 2007 and 2020.