Due Date: October 18, 2017
PM/WRA administers the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) foreign assistance
program to reduce the harmful worldwide effects of at-risk, illicitly-proliferated, and
indiscriminately-used conventional weapons of war.
Since 1993, the United States has invested nearly $2.6 billion to clear or destroy landmines,
unexploded ordnance, and other conventional weapons. In Fiscal Year 2016, the Department of
State allocated approximately $179 million to CWD programs in more than 40 countries. These
programs touch thousands of lives all over the world, from children in Sri Lanka who can now
safely walk to school, to farmers in Vietnam who can now tend to their crops without fear. Our
efforts have cleared aging and unstable ammunition in Kyrgyzstan, and provided medical
rehabilitation and vocational training for survivors of landmine incidents who currently reside in
Syrian refugee camps.
For more information on the office, please visit the PM/WRA website at: