ISACS News


UNLIREC & UNDP base training on stockpile management in Honduras on ISACS

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"The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), conducted a training session in Tegucigalpa through a training workshop on Best International Practices and Standards on Stockpile Management from 27_ 28 April 2015.


UN Secretary-General outlines how ISACS have helped with Somalia arms embargo

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"Lack of sufficient capacity constitutes a key challenge for many States in the effective monitoring and enforcement of arms embargoes. For instance, with regard to Somalia, my assessment in March 2014 found a limited capacity of the Government to adequately respond to notification requirements in connection with the partial lifting of the arms embargo on the Government (see S/2014/243). …


UN Secretary-General stresses importance of ISACS to achieving success in Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia

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"44. The International Small Arms Control Standards, developed by the United Nations, provide guidance on establishing effective national controls over the full life cycle of small arms and light weapons. The International Small Arms Control Standards translate into practice the objectives of the key global agreements and international law aimed at preventing the illicit trade, destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. …


UNIDIR initiative on harmonizing end-user controls draws on ISACS

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"The ISACS module 03.21 on end use/r control is to be distinguished from the other efforts because its development involved not only officials from European and North American states, but drew primarily upon regional organization and export control regime good practice guidelines. It is also the result of engagement with states that have not thus far contributed to the development of good practice guidelines and documentation for strengthening and harmonizing end use/r control systems.”



UNLIREC builds capacity on stockpile management in the Dominican Republic

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"The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) conducted a training workshop on Best International Stockpile Management Practices and Standards in Santo Domingo from 22-23 April 2015.

"The objective of this technical workshop was to provide specialized knowledge to government institutions with responsibilities in management and protection of firearms and ammunition. …


UNODC Global Firearms Programme contributes to and uses ISACS

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“UNODC has also actively supported and contributed to the development of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS), standardized legislative and regulatory modules developed by the United Nations inter-agency Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) to which UNODC belongs to. …