ISACS News


BICC training in Mali introduces ISACS guidance on PSSM

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Participants in the Bamako training on PSSM

Photo: BICC


“From 19 to 21 October 2016, 19 mid-level management representatives from the Malian Ministries of the Environment, Justice, Defense, Economy, Interior and the military general staff as well as from the National Commission to Combat the Proliferation of Light Weapons (CNLPAL) attended a three-day workshop on good practices and international standards in physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) of small arms and light weapons and ammunition.


SEESAC PSSM training in Albania based on ISACS

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Photo: SEESAC

"Funded by the European Union and upon request of the Ministry of Interior of Albania (MoI), UNDP SEESAC [held] a week long course in Armament and Ammunition Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) from 17 – 21 October, in Tirana, Albania.

"The goal of the PSSM course [was] to improve the knowledge and increase capacities of the Albania’s MoI and police service personnel in charge of managing and safeguarding stockpiles of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition. …


ISACS Assists UNDP in implementation of ECOWAS-EU small arms project in West Africa 

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A participant (left) receives her ISACS certificate from Madame Halima Ahmed, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security (right) and H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann, EU Ambassador to Liberia (middle).

Photo: UNDP Liberia


On 17-20 October 2016, the ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit helped to b


African Union considers ISACS as basis of Continent-wide training on stockpile management

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...the main objectives of this meeting can be envisaged in three main points. The First is centered on assessing the types of PSSM courses that are currently being provided by different agencies. This assessment will help us identify the minimum modules that each course identified should contain. …


UNDP / SEESAC builds capacity of Bosnia and Herzegovina on stockpile management

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“Mr. Ermin Pešto, Assistant to Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina addressed the participants during the certification ceremony and said: 'We are delighted to know that during this course, participants from the police services and Ministry of Security BiH, aside of national procedures, had an opportunity to get familiar with the standards and procedures of physical security and stockpile management in accordance to


Secretary-General’s report on SALW makes extensive reference to ISACS

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Excerpts from: The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects: Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/438–A/CONF.192/BMS/2016/1 of 4 October 2016)


“26. Solid advances were made with regard to the consistency and comprehensiveness of United Nations support for the full life-cycle management of small arms and light weapons. …


UNREC integrates ISACS into Technical Assistance, Capacity Building

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Excerpt from the “What We Do” webpage of the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa

Technical Assistance

UNREC provides technical assistance to African States and regional economic communities (RECs) in increasing control over, reducing the risk of diversion and combatting illicit trafficking of SALW and their ammunition, as well as fostering non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). …