UNIDIR completes testing of ISACS software tool in 9 countries


The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) has completed the testing of the prototype ISACS software tool in 9 countries — Bosnia & Herzegovina, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Nepal, Somalia, South Sudan and Trinidad & Tobago.

ISACS modules used during the field-testing included those providing practical guidance on the collection of illicit and unwanted weapons, destruction of weapons, border controls and law enforcement cooperation, marking and record keeping, and stockpile management.  

The software tool is designed to facilitate the use of ISACS and, in particular, provides States with a powerful means of conducting self-assessments of their small arms and light weapons controls, based on the standards.  

UNIDIR will present the results of the testing phase during a side-event at the First Committee of the UN General Assembly in New York on October 21 (Conference Room A, 1:15-2:30pm).  

UNIDIR PROJECT PAGE — Measuring, Prioritizing and Evaluating Efforts to Implement SALW Controls: A Practical Application of the ISACS (Phase II: Validation, Testing and Launch)