ISACS News


Security Council resolution encourages application of ISACS

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NEW YORK, USA — On 26 September 2013, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2117 (2013), its first-ever resolution dedicated exclusively to the issue of small arms and light weapons.  The preamble of the resolution makes reference to ISACS:

"Recognizing the value of effective physical security and management of stockpiles of small arms, light weapons and ammunition as an important means to prevent the illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, in accordance with global and regional standards, including through the application of voluntary guidelines, such as the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) developed under the UN SaferGuard programme, and the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) in arms and ammunition stockpile management practices"


UN Development Group commits to apply ISACS

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"Over the past five years, 23 UN agencies—led by UNODA and UNDP—have been working to develop and apply International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS), which provide clear, practical guidance on putting in place effective controls over the full life-cycle of small arms and light weapons — including controls over their international transfer (www.smallarmsstandards.org). …


Bosnia & Herzegovina collection programme uses ISACS

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"As of today the cantons of Sarajevo, Central Bosnia, Tuzla, Zenica-Doboj and Canton 10 have launched a campaign to collect illegal weapons and explosive ordnances “Choose Life without Weapons”. The campaign, which is already being implemented in Republika Srpska and Brčko District of BiH, aims to make the lives of citizens safer through surrender of illegal weapons. …


Nepal and UNDP host first training workshop based on ISACS

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POKHARA, NEPAL — On 2-6 September 2013, the Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal hosted a training workshop on ISACS for MoHA officials and senior officers from the Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force, the National Investigation Deprartment and the Immigration Office.