ISACS News


UNLIREC uses ISACS to help Argentina modernise stockpile management policies and practices

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"The overall UNLIREC/Ministry of Security project aims to align stockpile facilities and practices with relevant international standards, such as the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG). […] In addition to the inauguration of the main police stockpile facility, 6,710 surplus weapons were crushed and smelted in a public-private partnership with a local metallurgical company. …


Conference on tracing illicit SALW in OSCE Area promotes use of UN's ISACS, Interpol's iARMS

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA — "the United Nations has developed and made available International Small Arms Control Standards that provide clear, practical guidance on implementing global commitments related to SALW control, including in the area of tracing illicit SALW. […] ISACS […] were highlighted as useful in facilitating common approaches."  …


UN CASA Principals endorse operational ISACS modules, 2013-2018 workplan

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NEW YORK, GENEVA & VIENNA — A special meeting of Principals of UN entities that make up the Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) mechanism has endorsed the operational ISACS modules (Series 05) launched by the UN during the Second Review Conference of the UN Programme of Action against the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.  …


SEESAC promotes application of ISACS in the Western Balkans

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"Government representatives saw great potential in the tool as a way to improve the efficacy of their SALW related work and help them better align with the internationally accepted norms.  It was agreed that, with the assistance of the UNDP/SEESAC, national partners will use the tool to improve their planning and implementation of SALW control efforts."



UNIDIR tests ISACS software tool in Bosnia & Herzegovina

"Through the Armed Violence Prevention Programme (AVPP), the United Nations Development Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP BiH) have engaged local and national authorities in assisting with their effort to combat the availability of illicit small arms and light weapons. UNDP BiH is now examining an innovative small arms control software project currently being developed by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), aimed to facilitate the practical application of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and allow stakeholders to measure, prioritize and evaluate their implementation efforts of small arms control commitments."


First Doha Security Symposium told ISACS can help prevent arms proliferation in the Sahel

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DOHA, QATAR — Under the banner of "new risks and security threats in the Sahel and Horn of Africa: consequences for security in the Gulf region,” representatives of armed forces, NGOs and research institutes from States in the Sahel, Maghreb and Gulf regions came together in Qatar for the First Doha Security Symposium on 12-13 May 2013.  …