UNRCPD supports Myanmar to enhance controls on SALW

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"The workshop was attended by government officials from various security sector agencies who discussed the policy and technical issues of implementing the UN PoA. Discussions focused on analysis of firearms in Myanmar, relevant international and regional instruments, and the sharing of best practices in areas such as safe management of stockpiles of weapons and ammunition and recordkeeping. The workshop also provided an opportunity for local officials and participating national and international experts to engage in discussion and share experiences and best practices.”

Among other issues, the workshop served to brief Myanmar officials from the Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs and security sector agencies on ISACS.  As a result, the government expressed its intention to study the standards with a view to enhancing existing national technical procedures and practices related to small arms and light weapons control.  

FULL REPORT — Building Capacity in Small Arms Control through the UN Programme of Action

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Dr. Glenn McDonald of the Small Arms Survey delivers a presentation on ISACS at the Myanmar workshop.  Photo: UNRCPD