Samoa was the first nation in the Pacific to register all state-owned and private firearms using the ArmsTracker ‘no net cost’ weapon and ammunition management system. This simple and affordable, yet powerful software is designed for limited-capacity states. It digitises arms and ammunition record-keeping, imports and exports, gun owner licensing, firearm registration and periodic reporting to management, to government and to a range of international arms control instruments.
The Centre for Armed Violence Reduction (CAVR) offers the ArmsTracker national arms and ammunition management system at no cost to Pacific Island and other governments. Each version is tailor-made to the needs of an individual state security agency, its governing legislation and current practices.
As a regional leader in arms control, Samoa also led Pacific Island nations by being first to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).