ISACS News


Lack of compliance with ISACS in DRC contributes to proliferation of weapons to illegal armed groups - UNMAS

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"Inadequate weapons and ammunition security remains a pressing concern both at national level and within the broader international community. Few national security institution storage facilities [in the DRC] comply with the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) and the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). …


UNDP / SEESAC trains Moldova Police on stockpile management in accordance with ISACS

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“This national PSSM [physical security and stockpile management] course is part of the Component 1 of SEESAC’s EUSAC project that aims to provide support in improving security of armament storages through capacity development of the relevant personnel and in accordance with the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). …


Combatting illicit arms trafficking “essential” to achieving Global Goals - Ban Ki-moon

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In his report to the General Assembly on Supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—also known as the Sustainable Development Goals—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated that, “national capacities for conflict prevention are a critical factor in building peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development” and that, “Building national capacities for combatting illicit arms trafficking is also essential.”  


ISACS supports German PSSM training for 11 OSCE States

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The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) Verification Centre invited the ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit to support a “Physical Security & Stockpile Management (PSSM) Course for National Coordinators on Small Arms and Light Weapons and Conventional Ammunition (SALW / CA)” held in Geilenkirchen, Germany, on 7-17 March.


UNREC uses ISACS to help build national PSSM standards in the Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Chad)

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"The project aims at contributing to security and stability in the Sahel region by preventing the diversion of and illicit trafficking in government-held SALW and ammunition through providing assistance to the six countries mentioned above, in improving physical security and stockpile management.


ISACS, IATG can help with management of Floating Armouries - Marshall Islands

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“8.2  The International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) provide the structure to standardise the procedures for the management and accounting procedures for weapons, ammunition and security related equipment, including the safe and secure storage of these items that could be adapted for FAs [Floating Armouries].” 


UNRCPD uses ISACS to help Thailand build capacity on small arms control

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“The workshop aims to enhance the capacity of approximately 50 Government officials from various ministries and agencies involved in small arms and light weapons control by introducing into national practices acknowledged international standards and effective practices provided by the International Small Arms Control Standards and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines.”


BICC report documents use of ISACS in the Sahel

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A Working Paper produced by the Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC) provides an overview of completed and planned small arms control efforts in the greater Sahel region during 2015 and 2016. It outlines not only current small arms control projects in 12 countries but also current capacity shortfalls.