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UN Secretary-General encourages use of ISACS to assess national SALW controls, assist peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts

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Excerpts from: The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects: Report of the Secretary-General

“26. Solid advances were made in consistency and comprehensiveness of United Nations support for full life-cycle management of small arms and light weapons. In order to provide dependable, high-quality assistance across offices and agencies, the United Nations system has developed modular packages of good practices on small arms, light weapons and ammunition control (ISACS – International Small Arms Control Standards, and IATG – International Ammunition Technical Guidelines), which are publicly available.9 Security Council resolution S/RES/2220 (2015) recognized the value of these standards and guidelines, as did the outcome of BMS5 (A/CONF.192/BMS/2014/2 I.12. and I.17(e)). …


HALO Trust building, rehabilitating arms storage facilities across the world in line with ISACS

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The HALO Trust has engaged in Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) projects across the world (Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Georgia, Mozambique, Somaliland, and DRC). In addition to the destruction of weapons and ammunition, a number of these projects involve the rehabilitation and construction of armouries and ammunition stores across the world. …


PSAAG trains Fiji security officials on ISACS

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With UNSCAR funds, the Ministry of Defence [of Fiji] and PSAAG [Pacific Islands Small Arms Action Group] held a three-day national workshop in Fiji.

"Over 30 representatives from Fiji’s Military Forces, Police, Customs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Correctional Services attended the workshop. …