ISACS News


BICC, RECSA, SARCOM train Sudanese armed forces on ISACS-based stockpile management

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"40 national representatives participated in the physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) seminar on weapons management, organized in partnership with [the Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC),] the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA) and the Sub-regional Arms Control Mechanism (SARCOM). …


UNREC helps Mali validate ISACS-based stockpile management Procedures

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“The United Nations Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the safe and secure management and stockpiling of small arms, light weapons and ammunition for use by the security sector officers of Mali. The SOPs were developed to help reduce the risk of diversion and illicit trade in small arms, light weapons and their ammunition. …


SEESAC implements ISACS in 7 South-East European countries

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“ SEESAC advocates for the implementation of ISACS in national and regional contexts in South East Europe. From 2014 to 2016 SEESAC, with the support of the European Union, renovated 11 SALW and ammunition storage facilities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo[1], the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. …


UNDP, Japan help Côte d’Ivoire develop Handbook of SALW control based on ISACS

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[Unofficial translation]

“The National Commission to Combat the Proliferation and Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (ComNat-SALW), in partnership with Japan through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), organized the official handover ceremony of the Handbook of Procedures for the Management of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Stocks and their Ammunition to the Forces of Côte d'Ivoire on Monday, 25 September 2017, at 3 pm at the headquarters of the Institution.


Weapons Law Encyclopedia cites ISACS definitons of key terms

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The Weapons Law Encyclopedia, published by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, includes the ISACS definitions of key terms — including “small arm” and “light weapon”.  

These are drawn from ISACS 01.20 - Glossary of terms, definitions and abbreviations…


UNREC helps Mali to validate stockpile management SOPs based on ISACS

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BAMAKO, MALI — 12-15 September 2017:  The United Nations Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), in collaboration with the Malian national authorities, organised a series of workshops in the Malian capital, Bamako, on the validation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Administrative Procedures on the physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) of small arms and light weapons. …