Secretary-General makes extensive reference to ISACS in report to Security Council

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"Record-keeping systems should be designed in such a way as to ensure that personnel are aware of the types of information that they need to record. To that end, brief training in compiling records of collected weapons is sufficient. The International Small Arms Control Standards, currently being developed by the United Nations, include practical guidance on weapons collection and on marking, record-keeping and tracing.8 The International Small Arms Control Standards will be fully compatible with the Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards.” [paragraph 18]

“In my 2008 report, I mentioned a number of factors impeding the full implementation of the Programme of Action and its International Tracing Instrument at the national, regional and global levels, including the fact that neither is legally binding; the absence of measurability, concrete benchmarks and cut-off dates; the lack of capacity in many Member States, in particular those most affected; and the detrimental debate on whether or not ammunition is included in the Programme of Action. In that report, I also informed the Security Council that the United Nations had embarked on an initiative to develop International Small Arms Control Standards in order to streamline United Nations-wide policymaking, programming and practice and to provide practical guidance for States and other stakeholders wishing to move forward on the issue. The development of the Standards is progressing well as a result of an inclusive process of consultation involving United Nations agencies, government experts, international and regional organizations, civil society and the small arms industry. The finalized standards will be presented at the Second Review Conference, to be held in 2012.” [paragraph 69]

Recommendation 2
:  In post-conflict weapons collection programmes, weapons should be recorded in sufficient detail to ensure accountability and to facilitate their tracing in the event of diversion. Record-keeping systems should be designed in such a way as to ensure that personnel are aware of the types of information that they need to record, including ammunition markings. The International Small Arms Control Standards currently being developed by the United Nations will provide practical guidance in this regard. The United Nations Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards may be developed further, drawing on the International Small Arms Control Standards, to specify the basic requirements with regard to record-keeping systems and adequate training for their use.”

Report to the Security Council on small arms (S/2011/255)