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20 June 2022

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Considered one of the pillars of the African Economic Community, ECOWAS was set up to foster the ideal of collective self-sufficiency for its member states. As a trading union, it is also meant to create a single, large trading bloc through economic cooperation. Its ammunition management activities include providing arms and ammunition stockpile management equipment to state forces, and encouraging regional cooperation on issues of ammunition management.