UN Secretary-General updates General Assembly on ISACS

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"In recent years, the United Nations system has been successful in setting technical standards in such specific thematic areas as mine action and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. The CASA mechanism’s current flagship initiative is the development of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). The aim is to develop a set of internationally accepted and validated technical standards that provide comprehensive guidance to practitioners and policymakers on legal, policy and operational issues surrounding small arms control. Twenty-six ISACS modules have been drafted and opened as public consultation drafts available online at www.un-casa-isacs.org. The ISACS project will continue into 2011.”

Report to the General Assembly on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (A/65/153)