ISACS News


UN Secretary-General updates General Assembly on ISACS

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"In recent years, the United Nations system has been successful in setting technical standards in such specific thematic areas as mine action and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. The CASA mechanism’s current flagship initiative is the development of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). …


South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse recommends use of ISACS

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“When establishing laws and practical measures on marking, registration and tracing, States should take into account [...] the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) that the UN Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) is currently developing [...]. There are ISACS modules on marking and record-keeping, and on tracing.”


European Union encourages CASA on development of ISACS

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The European Union warmly welcomes Mr. Patrick McCarthy from the United Nations Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) to the Forum for Security Co-operation and thanks him for his presentation.

The project on International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) will, when finalised, enhance policymaking and programming on small arms across the UN system and provide comprehensive guidance to practitioners and policymakers.