ISACS News


ISACS Assessment Tool downloaded by 98 organizations in 54 countries

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Our ‘ISACS in the World’ map has been updated to show where and by  whom the ISACS Assessment Tool has been downloaded around the world.  As of today, the ISACS-AT has been downloaded by at least 98 organizations operating in 54 Countries.  The ISACS Assessment Tool can be downloaded free of charge from here


ATT Implementation Toolkit by UNODA draws on ISACS for key definitions

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The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) has produced an Implementation Toolkit to assist States in acceding to an implemeting the provisons of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  

On the important question of definitions—for example of “brokering,” “transit,” “transshipment”—the Toolkit draws on definitions provided in ISACS Module 01.20 (Glossary) and refers users to relevant ISACS modules for further guidance.  


ISACS now used in 77 countries around the world

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A new feature on the ISACS website, created by super-intern Iris Karaman, maps where, how and by whom ISACS are being used around the world.  The current count is 77 countries and the trend is upwards.  

CHECK OUT THE MAP — ISACS in the World



Germany, MAG, strengthen stockpile management in Somalia with ISACS, IATG

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UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION

The Federal Foreign Office is supporting the construction in Somlaia of secure weapons and ammunition depots by the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) .  These depots are designed to prevent dangerous materials from falling into the wrong hands . For this purpose, the training of security forces to guard these depots in the futre will also be funded.


Pacific Small Arms Action Group & Melanesian Spearhead Group introduce ISACS to Pacific States 

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“PSAAG [the Pacific Small Arms Action Group]  and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (‘MSG’) recently co-hosted a successful 2 day workshop in Vanuatu on advancing the ATT and PoA in Melanesia. The workshop, made possible with funds from UNSCAR, was well attended, with over 20 government and military officials, customs officers and police from Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. …


New Sustainable Development Goals aim to reduce illicit arms flows by 2030

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“Factors which give rise to violence, insecurity and injustice, such as inequality, corruption, poor governance and illicit financial and arms flows, are addressed in the Agenda. "

Goal 16. 

“Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"


Guide for Pacific Governments makes extensive use of ISACS

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EXCERPTS FROM THE REPORT:
Arms and Ammunition in Oceania: A guide for Pacific Governments

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PSAAG [the Pacific Small Arms Action Group] encourages widespread Pacific implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects (UNPoA), the Nadi Framework for the regulation of firearms in the Pacific, and universalisation of the legally binding UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). …