Activity title

NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project Jordan II on explosives safety

01/04/2010 - 31/12/2012

Background

Activity description
As part of the NATO Partnership for Peace Trust Fund project Jordan II, and as a follow-up project to the Jordan I Trust Fund, NATO provided assistance in the delivery of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Risk Education as well as ammunition demilitarization equipment for the ammunition demilitarization facility in Zarqa. The Lead Nation for the project was Italy.

Project description
The project on explosives' safety in Jordan has been funded through the NATO Trust Fund Mechanism. In 1999, NATO established the NATO Partnership for Peace (PfP) Trust Fund mechanism to assist partners with risks related to ageing arms, ammunition, anti-personnel mines, missiles, rocket fuel, chemicals and unexploded ordnance. The NATO PfP Trust Fund Policy was initially established in September 2000 in order to assist partners in meeting the Ottawa Convention obligations. The policy then expanded to include the destruction of SALW, ammunition and mines, improving their physical security and stockpile management, and also address the consequences of defence reform. NATO Allies and partners fund and execute these projects through NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) as the main executing agent. Each project has a lead nation(s), which oversees the development of project proposals along with the NATO International Staff and the executing agent. Trust Fund projects may be initiated by a NATO member or partner country to tackle specific issues and they are funded by voluntary contributions from individual NATO Allies, partner countries, and more recently also NGOs. They are often implemented in cooperation with other international organisations and NGOs.

Focus of Activity

Inventory and stockpile management
Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)
Destruction

Type of Activity

Technical material or financial assistance

Partners

Jordan

Implementers

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Donors

Ireland
Italy
Jordan
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Switzerland
United States

Budget

2,600,000 EUR

URLs

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Contact Details

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Léopold III Laan 1110, 1130 Evere, Belgium,
Tel.: +32 2 707 41 11
E-mail: salw@hq.nato.int