ISACS News


CARICOM points to benefits of ISACS

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“CARICOM welcomes the development of agreed standards and best practices, based on such instruments as the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG). States could benefit from the voluntary application of these guidelines.” 


UN launches new guidance on SALW National Action Plans

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NEW YORK, 22 APRIL 2016 — The United Nations internal mechanism for coordinating action on small arms (CASA) today launched new guidance to assist States in designing and implementing a National Action Plan to prevent the illicit trade, destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, which are used to kill more people every year than any other kind of weapon.


ISACS 03.30 provides comprehenisve guidande on acquisition, possession and use of firearms by civilians - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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“The Coordinating Action on Small Arms mechanism established by the Secretary- General has developed guidance on appropriate control measures, building on the standards described above, best practice guidelines and model regulations that have been developed at the regional and subregional levels. …


United Nations Great Lakes Strategy uses ISACS to ensure harmonized regional approach to small arms control

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EXCERPT FROM UN SECURITY COUNCIL DOCUMENT S/2016/255 (17 March 2016):
Letter from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council transmitting the
United Nations Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework 2016-2017

Pillar 6: JUSTICE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION
Priority Regional Interventions