ISACS News


New ISACS module on regulating civilian access to small arms

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The latest in the series of ISACS modules — ISACS 03.30, National regulation of civilian access to small arms and light weapons — is now available for download from the ISACS website.



UNRCPD uses ISACS to assist Bangladesh to strengthen national small arms controls

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"Adopted in 2001, the Programme of Action has proven a useful tool to counter the illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons.  The Programme contains provisions on stockpile management, marking, record-keeping and other related areas that were further elaborated by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs [together with UN CASA Partners] in the International Small Arms Control Standards.  …


UNLIREC project on Private Security Companies in Peru based on ISACS, ICoC

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"On 18 June 2015, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) presented its new project entitled ‘Strengthening Oversight and Building Capacities for Small Arms Control and Non-proliferation in the Private Security Sector’. …


ISACS guidance provides sound foundation for marking polymer frames & receivers — Small Arms Survey

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EXCERPT FROM “Behind the Curve: New Technologies, New Control Challenges” (Geneva: Small Arms Survey, 2015):

Providing guidance: the International Small Arms Control Standards

The International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS), produced by the United Nations  Coordinating Action on Small Arms (UN CASA) mechanism in collaboration with a broad  and diverse group of experts and organizations, address the issue of polymer frames and  receivers.  …