ISACS News


UNDP Nepal uses ISACS to help Government assess small arms stocks

Following the successful completion of the second Constituent Assembly Elections in November 2013, building on the accomplished peace milestones, like the integration of the former combatants and clearing known minefields, as Nepal moves ahead to consolidate peace and development gains, the task of violence prevention and strengthening community security in a selection of districts, identified as “hotspots” demands due attention. …


UNILIREC builds capacity on stockpile management in Guatemala using ISACS 

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"UNLIREC, in cooperation with the Institute of Education for the Sustainable Development (IEPADES), carried out a training workshop on best practices and international standards in stockpile management from 18-19 February 2015 in Guatemala City.

“With the aim of improving technical skills of operative personnel from various national institutions, UNLIREC trained 28 officials on the implementation of the United Nations International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) on stockpile management and weapons and ammunition storage.”



UNIDIR presents ISACS, Assessment Tool, at international meeting on mine action

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — International Small Arms Control Standards may not seem, at first glance, to be a relevant topic of discussion for mine action professionals.  In reality, however, organisations that address the devastating legacy of mines and other explosive remnanents of war come face-to-face on a daily basis with illicit, abandoned and surplus small arms and light weapons.  …


ISACS informs Small Arms Survey Briefing paper on stockpile management

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"While there is no internationally agreed definition of ‘stockpile man- agement’ with respect to small arms and light weapons, the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) describes the term as follows:

Stockpile management of weapons is the term used to describe those procedures and activities that are necessary for the safe and secure accounting, storage, transporta- tion and handling of small arms and light weapons. …