UN Secretary-General updates General Assembly on ISACS


"21. During the reporting period, work continued on the development of the International Small Arms Control Standards, a set of voluntary international standards that will provide clear and comprehensive guidance to practitioners and policymakers on a wide range of small arms-related issues. The United Nations Coordinating Action on Small Arms mechanism continued to organize broad-based consultations on all modules, involving Member States, regional organizations, industry representatives, academia and non-governmental organizations, with a view to fine-tuning and finalizing the International Small Arms Control Standards. It is anticipated that the Standards will be launched in August and September 2012 to coincide with the second review conference on the implementation of the Programme of Action, which is scheduled around that time. The next phase of the Standards project will include developing training materials and preparing for periodic review and updating of the modules, in order for the Standards to have maximum impact on the ground and remain relevant to the changing technological environment."

Secretary-General's Report on small arms to the General Assembly