building national capacities for combatting illicit arms trafficking is […] essential
Supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Report of the Secretary-General (A/70/794)
The nations of the world are embarked upon an ambitious new phase of global development. World leaders have adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that within 15 years seek to end poverty and hunger, realize the human rights of all, achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies that are free from fear and violence.
In his report to the General Assembly on supporting implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated that, “national capacities for conflict prevention are a critical factor in building peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development” and “building national capacities for combatting illicit arms trafficking is also essential.”
ISACS contribute directly to implementing the SDGs, specifically Goal 16 to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies, including Target 16.1 to “significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere” and Target 16.4 to “significantly reduce illicit […] arms flows.” Our theory of change explains how ISACS make this impact: