Security Council resolution encourages application of ISACS


NEW YORK, USA — On 26 September 2013, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2117 (2013), its first-ever resolution dedicated exclusively to the issue of small arms and light weapons.  The preamble of the resolution makes reference to ISACS:

"Recognizing the value of effective physical security and management of stockpiles of small arms, light weapons and ammunition as an important means to prevent the illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, in accordance with global and regional standards, including through the application of voluntary guidelines, such as the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) developed under the UN SaferGuard programme, and the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) in arms and ammunition stockpile management practices"

RESOLUTION — Resolution 2117 (2013) Adopted by the Security Council at its 7036th meeting

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