UNIDIR developing new tool to help apply ISACS, IATG in conflict-affected settings

UNIDIR’s Director, Mr. Jarmo Sareva (foreground), opening the workshop that presented the tool prototype (Photo: UNODA)

UNIDIR has already developed the ISACS Assessment Tool (ISACS-AT), which allows governments to compare their existing small arms controls with international standards in order to identify any gaps that may exist and prioritise actions to fill them.  Using the ISACS-AT also allows governments to track their implementation of relevant global instruments, including the UN Programme of Action and the International Tracing Instrument.  

UNIDIR is following up with a new initiative to develop an “International Small Arms and Ammunition Guidance Platform” (ISAP) that will draw on the guidance provided by both ISACS and IATG—thus covering both arms and ammunition— and be targeted at users in conflict-affected and post-conflict environments where time and resource constrainst are most significant.  

UNIDIR presented a first prototype of the Platform at a side-event to the UN General Assembly’s First Committee in New York.  

FULL REPORT — Side-Event on UNIDIR’s Development of the International Small Arms and Ammunition Guidance Platform (ISAP)