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The International Small Arms Control Standards contribute directly to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations


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The Problem

Small arms and light weapons are used to kill more people each year than any other kind of weapons system. Around 200,000 people die every year as a result of gunshot wounds. Countless others suffer indirect effects such as permanent impairment, displacement and reduced access to nutrition, healthcare and education.  Small arms are used in almost half of all violent deaths worldwide. Many weapons find their way into the hands of perpetrators through illicit channels, helped by inadequate (or inadequately enforced) laws and weak control mechanisms at the national level.  

The International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) provide practical guidance on putting in place effective national controls over the full lifecycle of small arms and light weapons—from manufacture and marking, through international transfer and storage, to collection and destruction—thereby helping to prevent illicit flows of what have been described as the real weapons of mass destruction. 

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Introductory Presentations

Introduction to ISACS

Results Reports: 20172016

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PDF [3 MB]

Brochure [6 MB]

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