Inaugural NATO School Orientation Course on SALW draws on ISACS and its Assessment Tool


OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY — This week, the NATO School is running its first policy level orientation course on Small Arms and Light Weapons & Mine Action for States participating in the Euro Atlantic Partnership Council.  

Participants inlcude military and diplomatic personnel from Austria, Azerbaijan, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland.  

The ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit teamed up with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) to deliver two training modules to the course — one on the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and one on the ISACS Assessment Tool, developed by UNIDIR, that facilitates use of the standards, including in the conduct of self-assessments.  

The NATO School intends to hold the Orientation Course annually and to continue to feature ISACS and its Assessment Tool in future trainings.