Germany sees ISACS as implementation benchmark

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“Verification of the PoA has also proven to be uneven.  Not all states submit their reports timely and regularly.  What is also needed are instruments to measure further implementation success including benchmarks.  With the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATGs) and the International Small arms Control Standards (ISACS) two standard words defining proper policies, standard procedures and appropriate handling guidelines regarding SALW and ammunition will be at the disposal of the international community.  Implementation progress of the PoA should also be measured against these yardsticks.”

Non paper submitted to the Preparatory Committee for the 2nd Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons