UN practical guide applies ISACS to DDR operations


"The Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Office for Disarmament Affairs (ODA) have launched of a new resource entitled “Weapons and Ammunition Management in a Changing Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Context”. This practical handbook [is] intended to support the work of United Nations DDR [Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration of ex-combattants] practitioners related to arms and ammunition in increasingly challenging environments. The handbook provides guidance that draws upon good practice as well as the highest and most recent existing international standards related to weapons and ammunition management.” […]

"The DPKO-ODA handbook provides DDR practitioners with practical guidance on how to design and implement state-of-the-art weapons and ammunition management operations in DDR programmes – including as part of innovative Community Violence Reduction (CVR) approaches – that take into consideration the most recent international standards and guidelines. In this regard, the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) represent fundamental components of the handbook and are referenced throughout.”

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