UN Secretary-General reports to General Assembly on ISACS


"During the reporting period, two important initiatives were launched under the auspices of the CASA mechanism: the development of the Programme of Action Implementation Support System, which succeeded the CASA database initiated in 2005, and the development of international small arms control standards, which are not unlike the international mine action standards and the integrated disarmament, demobilization and reintegration standards developed within the United Nations system. [...] The development of the international small arms control standards is a two-year project aimed at developing a harmonized and holistic response to the numerous challenges posed by the uncontrolled proliferation of small arms. Such standards would improve the design, planning, implementation and monitoring of voluntary programmes and activities in the field of small arms control.”