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Stockpile Destruction of Obsolete Surface-to-Air Missiles in Mali 

This research paper spotlights certain successes in the management of obsolete surface-to-air missile stockpiles in Mali. In Mali, UNMAS operates under the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) to help the government ensure the safe and effective management, storage and security of national stockpiles.

Publication: The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction. Issue 20.1

Publication date: April 2016

About the authors: 

Marlène Dupouy joined UNMAS in 2012 as Weapon and Ammunition Management Junior Specialist in the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations and a degree in Politics, Administration and Economics from the Institute of Political Studies in Bordeaux, France.


Charles Frisby served as the United Nation Mine Action Service (UNMAS) program manager in Mali between December 2012 and April 2015. Previously, he worked for UNMAS in Cote d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; for Norwegian People’s Aid in Lao PDR, South Sudan and Sri Lanka; and for The HALO Trust in Sri Lanka.