SG's report outlines UNLIREC's use of ISACS

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[UNLIREC is the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.  The following are excerpts from the report:]

"8.  In order to support adherence by States to internationally accepted technical norms for weapons destruction and stockpile management, the Centre developed 40 standard operating procedures, which are based on the International Small Arms Control Standards and international ammunition technical guidelines, which can be adapted to each State’s particular administrative and operational systems. The standard operating procedures guide States on how best to manage weapons inventories, record the loss or recovery of weapons, assess risks and comply with security requirements during destructions and waste disposal options following destructions. During the reporting period, the standard operating procedures developed by the Centre were implemented throughout the Caribbean region and in Argentina."

"34.  The Regional Centre developed regional technical guidelines on marking small arms and light weapons and ammunition, based on the International Small Arms Control Standards and regional best practices. The guidelines consist of a series of recommendations for standardized primary and secondary markings of weapons and their ammunition. They were provided to the countries of the region and presented at the preparatory meeting of the second regional operation on combating arms trafficking, held in San Salvador in April 2013, and at the consultative committee meetings of the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials, held in Washington, D.C., in April 2013."

"37.  Responding to assistance requests, the Regional Centre, in collaboration with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, jointly established a regional armoury training centre in Port of Spain. The Regional Centre also organized a national armoury management course based on international standards, including the International Small Arms Control Standards and international ammunition technical guidelines, in Trinidad and Tobago in June 2013. Twelve armourers from the country participated in the course, which aimed at strengthening the capacities of the trainees to improve stockpile safety and security in respect of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition."

FULL REPORT — United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Report of the Secretary-General (UN General Assembly Document A/68/134)