SG's report to Security Council contains recommendations on ISACS


Recommendation 2

"I encourage all Member States to make every effort to secure arms and ammunition stockpiles from diversion. I encourage the Security Council to ensure that peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions are mandated to assist host countries in their stockpile management. Existing standards such the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines developed under the “SaferGuard” programme and the International Small Arms Control Standards should be fully utilized in arms and ammunition stockpile management practices. Member States in a position to do so should consider providing technical and financial assistance in this regard."

Recommendation 11

"The Security Council is encouraged to mandate United Nations peacekeeping, political and peacebuilding missions, in particular with respect to the disarmament aspects of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration and security sector reform programmes, to support host countries’ efforts to implement their commitments under relevant global and regional conventional arms control instruments, including the development of capacities to put in place longer-term arms control and regulation measures. Such support should be considered when planning integrated peace operations missions, as well as in the day-to-day operations of the missions. To this effect, use should be made of the International Small Arms Control Standards developed by the Coordinating Action on Small Arms mechanism and of the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines."

FULL REPORT — Small Arms: Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council (Document S/2013/503)