UNREC integrates ISACS into Technical Assistance, Capacity Building

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Excerpt from the “What We Do” webpage of the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa

Technical Assistance

UNREC provides technical assistance to African States and regional economic communities (RECs) in increasing control over, reducing the risk of diversion and combatting illicit trafficking of SALW and their ammunition, as well as fostering non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In doing so, UNREC facilitates harmonised implementation of disarmament and non-proliferation instruments and standards existing at the global, regional and sub-regional level.

Initiatives include: […]

  • Assisting States in marking, registration and tracing of SALW in line with the International Tracing Instrument, the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS), and standards endorsed at sub-regional levels.
  • Supporting States in enhancing security and facilitating management of national stocks of arms and ammunition in line with the ISACS  and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG)
  • Assisting States in the destruction of seized, obsolete or surplus SALW and ammunition in line with the ISACS and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) […]


Capacity Building

The Centre seeks to build capacities of national authorities in controlling arms and ammunition, preventing their diversion and curtailing their illicit trafficking and proliferation.

Initiatives include:

  • Training national authorities in conducting marking and registration of SALW in line with the International Tracing Instrument, the ISACS, and standards endorsed at sub-regional levels.
  • Training national authorities in the identification and tracing of SALW and ammunition in line with the International Tracing Instrument, the ISACS, and standards endorsed at sub-regional levels.
  • Training national authorities in enhancing security and facilitating management of national stocks of arms and ammunition in line with the ISACS and the IATG.
  • Training national authorities in the destruction of SALW and ammunition in accordance with the ISACS and the IATG. […]


READ MORE — UNREC: What We Do