Location Info
South-Eastern Europe
Participating State

The OSCE provides continued assistance to Montenegrin authorities to dispose of toxic substances, destroy heavy weapons, arms, and unstable, obsolete conventional ammunition. The OSCE Mission to Montenegro is actively working on these tasks supporting the Ministry of Defence. The Mission also helps to upgrade the infrastructure of military storage depots by raising funds for modernization through donor conferences. Mission also works with the Interior Ministry to promote efforts for the reduction and control of small arms and light weapons in possession of the public. 


Ongoing Activities

On 25 June 2019, Montenegro presented an official assistance request to the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation which was officially announced at the FSC meeting on 9 October 2019 (FSC.DEL/212/19) (Ministry of Defence of Montenegro, 2019). The assistance requested support of OSCE in the following areas:

  • destruction of surplus Explosive Ordnance, especially for those quantities whose qualitative state poses a threat to safe storage;
  • reconstruction of the storage site "Brezovik" near Nikšić and reconstruction of the ammunition storage site "Nova lokacija" Židovići – Pljevlja;
  • adaptation and equipping the facility designated for maintenance of ammunition (including its disassembling) – in the storage site "Brezovik";
  • provision of a stationary surveillance laboratory;
  • support and advise in transfer of international experiences and OSCE best practices in selected areas of Life Cycle Management (LCM) of WEO through multi-stakeholder engagement, policy guidance, exchanges and training;
  • provision of certified ADR vehicles.
Past Activities

From 2007 until 2018, the OSCE in partnership with the Government of Montenegro and UNDP has supported the MoD of Montenegro with 6.2 Million Euro to dispose of around 3300 tons of heavy weapon systems, 128 tons of toxic substances and 1806 tons of surplus ammunition (Ministry of Defence of Montenegro, 2018). In addition, two ammunition storage facilities received security and safety infrastructure upgrades. The Montenegro Demilitarization (MONDEM) program was closed in 2018.

Projects in Montenegro
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