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The security situation in Saint Lucia is currently stable despite rising levels of armed violence.1 No major cases of weapons and ammunition trafficking have been signalled as of 2022,2 and there are no risks linked to unexploded ordnance in the country.3

The UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) is the only organisation working on the ground to support the through-life management of ammunition, in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence of Saint Lucia. Efforts have included regional outreach seminars on conventional ammunition management, as well as a UNLIREC study on measures related to small arms ammunition in the legal frameworks of Latin American and Caribbean states.4 Saint Lucia has signed and ratified the Arms Trade treaty.5


1 “Saint Lucia,” DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, February 11, 2015,  

2 “UNODC Global Firearms Programme Delivered a Training on Detection of Firearms Trafficking in Saint Lucia,” UN Office on Drugs and Crime, September 2021,  

3 “Saint Lucia,” Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, accessed July 26, 2022,

4 “Ammunition Management Activity Platform (A-MAP),” GICHD, 2022,

5 Philip Alpers and Marcus Wilson, St Lucia — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law (, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, 2022),  

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Further information

Accidental explosions

Since the Small Arms Survey began collecting data in 1979, no accidental explosions have been reported in Saint Lucia.

Source: “Unplanned Explosions at Munitions Sites (UEMS) Database,” Small Arms Survey, updated December 15, 2021,

Cases of diversion

Insufficient information on cases of diversion in Saint Lucia.


Insufficient information on the disposal of ammunition in Saint Lucia.


No needs have been identified for Saint Lucia.1


1 Saint Lucia has not submitted a National PoA Report:

Published Date: Monday 21 of August 2023