ISACS News


UK supports Kenya, Uganda on ISACS-compliant stockpile management

Screen Shot 2017-10-03 at 3.54.11 p.m.

“From 24 to 28 Jul 17, a UK Military Short Term Training Team (STTT) deployed to BSDT (EA) to assist SALW Ad, BPST(EA) in delivering a BPST(EA) Weapons and Ammunition Accountability and Management (WAAM) Course — the first in 2017-18, which took place at the Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS), Nairobi.  


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

Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 1.09.30 p.m.

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

UNDP logo png

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

Flag-map_of_Niger.svg

“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.” …


UN Secretary-General outlines achievements of ISACS

Excerpt from:
"The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects and assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them: 
Report of the Secretary-General" (A/72/122)

17. The International Small Arms Control Standards provide practical guidance on ways to put in place effective national controls over the full life cycle of small arms and light weapons, in order to reduce the risk of their falling into the hands of criminals, terrorists or others who would misuse them.


Germany cites support for ISACS in export report

Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 12.25.27 p.m.

“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. …