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.
The component of the project that deals with the stockpile management of weapons is squarely based on the guidance provided by ISACS module 05.20. The project also foresees use of the ISACS Assessment Tool to identify priority areas in need of support and to assist with monitoring and evaluating the project’s impact.
UNODA/UNREC will implement the project in cooperation with a number of partners including the National Focal Points and National Commissions on Small Arms and Light Weapons of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria; the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations’ (DPKO) Mine Action Service (UNMAS); the Mines Advisory Group (MAG); Wilton Park and the ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit.
FURTHER INFORMATION — COUNCIL DECISION 2014/912/CFSP of 15 December 2014 in support of physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) activities to reduce the risk of illicit trade in small arms and light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition in the Sahel region