AMAT is part of the GICHD and operates in a strategic partnership withthe UN SaferGuard Programme. AMAT receives advice from its Advisory Council which comprises states, UN agencies, regional organisations and field implementing partners active in ammunition management. AMAT responds to assistance requests from states as well as service requests from the UN SaferGuard Programme and partners, with due consideration to available resources, organisation of work (annual work plans) and assessment of risks involved. Beyond its own staff capacity, AMAT manages the UN SaferGuard roster of experts and welcomes seconded personnel from states to expand its capacity to accommodate requests for assistance and services in a more effective and comprehensive manner.
AMAT's activities are conducted in cooperation with partners such as the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).