UNLIREC assists Belize to destroy 1,300+ weapons


"From 15–19 October 2012, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) assisted the Government of Belize in the destruction of 427 surplus, obsolete and confiscated weapons from both the Defense and Police Forces for a total of 1,329 weapons destroyed from May to September 2012. The periodic destruction of weapons and ammunition constitutes one of the most effective means of ensuring that they do not make their way back onto the streets and/or be diverted to criminal networks. The weapons destruction activity was conducted in accordance with UN International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS)."

United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs supports Belize in destroying over 1,300 weapon