ISACS News


EU urges use of ISACS in self-assessment and peer-review

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“States should be encouraged to further explore possibilities for self-assessment and peer review mechanisms to assess the implementation of the PoA. States may consider, to that purpose, the recommendations of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) to be published during the Review Conference.”


Australia believes ISACS will enhance coordination

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“We see value in considering how the UNPoA could better coordinate and integrate with the emerging global security and development agendas, including disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, armed violence, and transnational crime. An indication of the links across these agendas and the benefits that can come from integration, was provided in UN Security Council Resolution 2017 on Libya, which integrated conflict prevention, terrorism prevention, and small arms and light weapons issues including MANPADS into a UN special political mission and arms embargo. …


Germany sees ISACS as implementation benchmark

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“Verification of the PoA has also proven to be uneven.  Not all states submit their reports timely and regularly.  What is also needed are instruments to measure further implementation success including benchmarks.  With the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATGs) and the International Small arms Control Standards (ISACS) two standard words defining proper policies, standard procedures and appropriate handling guidelines regarding SALW and ammunition will be at the disposal of the international community.  …