ISACS News


Germany encourages worldwide use of ISACS

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“Germany attaches great importance to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) and related UN SC Resolutions, and supports the development of standards and best practices in the control of small arms and conventional ammunition at the global level. It has contributed to the ongoing development of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and encourages their worldwide use on a voluntary basis.” …


UNRCPD helps build capacity on small arms control in Myanmar, with support from ISACS

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“UNRCPD [the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific], in cooperation with the Government of Myanmar, organized a capacity-building workshop on small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Nay Pyi Taw, 23-24 February 2016. The purpose of the workshop was to assist relevant Government ministries and agencies in enhancing national control of SALW in Myanmar and thereby the ability to further implement the provisions of the UN Programme of Action on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons and other international treaties and instruments relevant for the control of these arms.”


UNIDIR report on end-use controls draws extensively on ISACS guidance

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“This study responds to the various international calls to explore opportunities for greater harmonisation of end use/r control systems, with particular regard to end use/r documentation, in order to strengthen efforts to prevent diversion of conventional arms. […]”

This study offers a number of options for States to have a meaningful dialogue on potential areas for cooperation, shared understanding and possible alignment of measures to enhance common understanding and strengthen end use/r control systems to address conventional arms diversion.”


ISACS supports 2nd UNIDIR consultative process on weapons and ammunition management in Somalia

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The ISACS Inter-Agency Suppot Unit supported the second UNIDIR consultative meeting on arms and ammunition management held in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 7-11 February 2016.  

UNIDIR organised the consultation jointly with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), with support from the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia