ISACS News


UNLIREC helps Peru safely store small arms used by private security companies

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“This renovated depot keeps arms and ammunition for civilian use in temporary custody, particularly those belonging to private security companies. A total of 16 clauses of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and 12 clauses of the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATGs) were incorporated into the redesign and remodelling of the depot, thus allowing for improvements in the physical security, access control, and storage, registration and record-keeping management of the arms and ammunition. …


ISACS serves the UN System and helps clear a path to achievement of SDG16

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Excerpt from UNDP’s report on “Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations 

INTERNATIONAL SMALL ARMS CONTROL STANDARDS

KIM WON-SOO, UN HIGH REPRESENTATIVE FOR DISARMAMENT AFFAIRS

In 2015, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon observed that “countries suffering from sustained levels of armed conflict or violence are also those furthest from reaching their Millennium Development Goal targets. …


At BMS6, States unanimously reaffirm link between illicit small arms trade and underdevelopment

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NEW YORK, USA — The 6th Biennial Meeting of States (BMS6) to consider implementation of the UN Programme of Action against the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons came to close on June 10 with consensus agreement by all UN Member States that preventing the illicit small arms trade is vital to achieving sustainable human development.


Austria promotes knowledge transfer through ISACS in Bosnia, Moldova, Kenya & Senegal

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"the Austrian Armed Forces continue their active engagement in several long-term assistance projects on the Western Balkans (BIH), in Eastern Europe (MOLDOWA) and in Africa (KENYA and SENEGAL). Together with partners from the Multinational Small Arms and Ammunition Group MSAG the main focus is on supporting capacity building and promoting knowledge transfer with regard to the standardized ISACS- and IATG-based management of national stockpiles, as well as advising and supporting the reduction of surpluses of SALW and corresponding ammunition. …


ISACS can assist States to achieve the SDGs - UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs 

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“It is every state’s full responsibility to safeguard properly the weapons needed for its national defence and law enforcement. A large number of States have adopted good practices and are applying recognized standards on this issue. Unfortunately, as you know, many states – due to capacity and capability constraints – have not.


EU calls for promotion and implementation of ISACS

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In a Working Paper submitted to the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (BMS6), the EU stated that:

“With regard to the consideration of the implementation of the UN Programme of Action the EU would like to see the following elements in the outcome-document of BMS6: […]