UN Task Force on Transnational Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking guided by ISACS

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The UN System Task Force on Transnational Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking as Threats to Security and Stability is an inter-agency mechanism that supports the work of the Secretary-General and the UN System in responding to these threats.  The Task Force has developed a set of "Key Messages" for use by the Secretary-General and other senior UN officials speaking out on the issue.  One of them is that trafficking in firearms must be addressed in an urgent and integrated manner as it is closely connected with transitional organized crime and drug trafficking.  In this context, the document goes on to say:

"In all its work on small arms control and on proper ammunition management, the UN is guided by the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG), which were developed within the UN framework.”