Document symbol: PK/G/2019.04
Loss of Weapons and Ammunition in Peace Operations
These Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) set out measures for preventing and addressing the loss of weapons, weapons-related equipment and ammunition in United Nations (UN) peace operations and special political missions (SPMs) in the field. In accordance with the WAM Policy, this SOP shall apply to all UN civilian and uniformed personnel serving in UN peace operations, both in UN Headquarters (UNHQ) and in field operationS, and to Troop and Police Contributing Countries. (T/PCCs). The SOP deals with: a) Weapons, weapons-related equipment and ammunition owned by T/PCCs, i.e., Contingent-Owned Equipment (COE); b) Weapons, weapons-related equipment and ammunition owned by the UN (UNOE); and c) Weapons, weapons-related equipment and ammunition that have been seized/recovered and or captured by the force or other mission entity.
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