ISACS News


Report: ISACS could help regulate 'floating armouries'

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"At present, there is no international body that regulates or evaluates the security of floating armouries. Potential bodies, such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), could implement regulations and standards such as the International Small Arms Control Standards, which provide guidelines on stockpile management of weapons that may be applicable to floating armouries. …


ISACS guides EU funded suport to stockpile management in the Sahel

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The European Union has contributed over Euro 3.5m (USD 4.4m) to a 3-year project led by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs’ (UNODA) Regional Centre for Peace & Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) to strengthen the physical security and stockpile management of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition in the Sahel region.  


Report on small arms trafficking in West Africa bases recommendations on ISACS

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A report commissioned by the UN Regional Centre for Peace & Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation on trafficking in factory-produced and craft-produced small arms between Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria bases a number of its recommendations on guidance provided by ISACS, in particular its modules on


UNIDIR completes 5th regional training on ISACS Assessment Tool in the Pacific

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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit — in cooperation with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP), the UNDP Pacific Centre and the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific