ISACS are “most important recent step forward on international efforts on small arms” — Instituto Sou da Paz

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This month, the Instituto Sou da Paz issued a thought provoking and insightful report entitled, “What Next? Thoughts for global civil society working on arms control and armed violence reduction.”  

The report includes a discusison on ISACS and their potential to be used by global civil society as a tool to advocate for more effective national controls over small arms and light weapons.  The report argues that:

“[…] the practical implementation of ISACS on a local, national and global level could be pushed by civil society also as many of the standards are common sense, easy, inexpensive, practical gun control measures not dependent on national legislation or international negotiations."

Civil society has been an indispensable partner in the development of ISACS and remains an indispensable partner in their rollout, use and further development.  The ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit encourages civil society around the world to use ISACS to help design, implement, monitor and evaluate small arms and light weaopns control initiatives.  

Please also report back to us on how you are using the standards (support@smallarmsstandards.org).  We would be happy to feature civil society’s use of ISACS in our next Activity Report.  

FULL REPORT — What Next? Thoughts for global civil society working on arms control and armed violence reduction