ISACS features in UNDP report on rule of law and human rights


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“UNDP, in partnership with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, leads the UN system in developing and supporting the use of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). ISACS provide voluntary, practical guidance on putting in place effective national controls over the full life cycle of small arms and light weapons (SALW). Advocacy by regional organizations – in particular, the European Union, the African Union, and the Caribbean Community – enabled the standards to be used in more than 100 countries in 2016. Innovative uses of the standards, such as the assessment of the safety and security of a floating armory in the Gulf of Oman, also demonstrated their versatility. The ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit trained government and UNDP officials from Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, as well as officials from Togo and the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa to use the ISACS Assessment Tool to compare existing national SALW controls with international standards in order to identify priority areas. Furthermore, governments, regional organizations, and non-governmental organizations used ISACS extensively in trainings designed to build national capacity on SALW control.” 

FULL REPORT — UNDP Rule of Law Annual Report 2016