Switzerland points to ISACS role in tracing illicit weapons

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“...ma délégation aimerait attirer l’attention sur le module relatif au traçage des armes légères et de petit calibre en voie d’élaboration dans le contexte du ISACS [Project on International Small Arms Control Standards]. Ce projet mené par CASA vise à normaliser les opérations de traçage.  L’application de ces standards devrait, par ailleurs, faciliter la collaboration entre les Etats au niveau international et contribuera, par elle-même, au renforcement de la mise en oevre de l’instrument international de traçage.”

Unofficial translation:  “my delegation would like to draw attention to the module on tracing small arms and light weapons being elaborated in the context of ISACS.  This project, led by CASA, aims to streamline tracing operations.  The application of these standards should, among other things, facilitate collaboration among States at the international level and will contribute to strengthening implementation of the International Tracing Instrument.”  

READ FULL STATEMENT — Statement by Ambassador Jürg Lauber to the Fourth Biennial Meeting of States to Consider Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons.