UNRCPD trains ASEAN States on ISACS and its Assessment Tool



“ The training workshop […] brought together 23 participants from the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Timor-Leste, and the ASEAN Association of Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL), as well as representatives from the United Nations, to discuss progress and challenges in the implementation of the PoA and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI), and the use of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS).

“ During the workshop, participants and experts from UNRCPD and the Office for Disarmament Affairs shared information on a) the preparations for the third PoA Review Conference in 2018; b) strengthening national capacity in SALW controls through the use of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and development of a PoA national action plan; c) monitoring progress in achieving target 16.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals, on reducing illicit arms flows, and how data reflected in the national PoA reports are also indicative of progress made towards target 16.4; and d) synergies between the PoA and other international instruments regulating arms flows such as the Arms Trade Treaty. […]

“ On the first day, they used the ISACS assessment tool and designed national action plans to implement the PoA, by means of two case studies on destruction and stockpile management of SALW, respectively.”