ISACS News


ISACS used in 110 countries, Assessment Tool downloaded by 159 organisations in 79 countries

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As of 21 July 2017, ISACS are being used and supported in 110 countries and the ISACS Assessment Tool, developed by UNIDIR, has been downloaded by 159 organisations in 79 countries.

This represents a 10 percent increase in worldwide use of the standards since the end of 2016, a 19 percent increase in the number of organisations downloading the ISACS Assessment Tool and a 46 percent increase in the number of countries downloading the tool.  


UNDP Montenegro small arms project cites compliance with ISACS

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A "Request for Proposal” issued by UNDP Montenegro on July 18 "for the execution of works for the upgrade of physical security and access control for the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW) storage location Rogami, Podgorica” states that the  “design documentation should be compliant with the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS).”  


UNREC supports Niger to validate ISACS-compliant Standard Operating Procedures

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“For four days, national and international experts working in the field of security will look at the theme to review the situation of PSSM [physical security and stockpile management] and relevant issues related to the security sector in the Sahel region including Niger.  SOPs [Standard Operating Procedures] and administrative procedures based on international norms and standards such as the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) will also be reviewed and validated by the political authorities of the state responsible for security.” …


Germany cites support for ISACS in export report

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“In addition, the Federal Government is supporting other countries, both bilaterally and within the EU, on the basis of the EU small arms strategy, in the development of national and regional systems for small arms control […].  This also includes the implementation of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS), whose development was decisively supported by the Federal Government. …