Disarmament: Luena Memorandum of Understanding

Chapter 2 (B) 3.5 (g): The handing over and, in continuation, the collection, storage and subsequent destruction of the entire armament and equipment of the military units and paramilitary structures of the UNITA armed forces.

Implementation History

2002

Intermediate Implementation

In July, it was reported that 5,000 weapons had been turned in from 123,510 people registered at the confinement sites.1 

In November, the United Nation’s Angola Sanctions Monitoring Committee reported that UNITA’s commanders were turning over large quantities of weapons to the Angolan government as part of the demilitarization process.2

  • 1. “Angola: UNITA Soldiers Hand Over Weapons to Government,” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, July 5, 2002.
  • 2. “Angola Weapons,” Voice of America News, November 21, 2002.
2003

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2004

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2008

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Intermediate Implementation

No further developments observed.