ISACS News


UNIDIR completes 4th regional ISACS Assessment Tool training in Africa

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EMBAKASI, NAIROBI, 25 SEPTEMBER 2014 — The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit — in cooperation with the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) Humanitarian Peace Support School (HPSS), the UN Regional Centre for Peace & Disarmament in Africa


UNMAS & MINUSTAH use ISACS to build capacity of police in Haiti

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"in 2014, as part of its police development plan, MINUSTAH [the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti] asked UNMAS [the UN Mine Action Service] to support a pilot project on weapons and ammunition management in support of the Haitian National Police (HNP).

The project was designed to increase technical efficiency and to implement international ammunition and weapons management standards. …


Awareness, registration & collection campaign in Bosnia & Herzegovina implemented in line with ISACS

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"It is estimated that there are still 750,000 illicit weapons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, presenting continuous threat to safety of all citizens. Illegal weapons alone have been a factor in more than 10,000 deaths since the end of the war.

In order to fight this problem, the Small Arms and Light Weapons Awareness, Registration, and Collection Campaign conducted awareness raising activities in communities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. …


ISACS guide UNMAS programmes

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"UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is the focal point for mine action in the UN system. It is responsible for ensuring an effective, proactive and coordinated UN response to landmines and explosive remnants of war. UNMAS has wide-ranging global expertise in implementing Weapon, Ammunition and Stockpile Management (WASM) projects in accordance with the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines and the International Small Arms Control Standards. …