Training Resources

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The ISACS Inter-Agency Support Unit and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) have developed a range of training resources to help users become proficient in using ISACS and its Assessment Tool


CORE MATERIALS

Introductory materials that provide an overview of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS), as well as basic and advanced features of its Assessment Tool (ISACS-AT).




THEMATIC MATERIALS

Presentation of ISACS guidance on selected operational issues, as well as practical exercises to be carried out using the ISACS Assessment Tool.  

Small arms and light weapons surveys

A small arms and light weapons survey collects and analyzes comprehensive quantitative and qualitative information within a specific geographical area with a view to determining the need for and nature of safe, effective and efficient interventions by appropriate stakeholders to address problems associated with the illicit trade, uncontrolled proliferation and/or misuse of small arms and light weapons. This Module provides guidance on developing, implementing and reporting on small arms and light weapons surveys. 


Stockpile management

One of the main sources of illicit small arms and light weapons are inadequately managed stockpiles, from which weapons leak, through loss and/or theft, into the illicit market. This Module provides guidance on the safe, secure, effective and efficient management of stockpiles of small arms and light weapons, in support of an overarching small arms and light weapons control programme.


Marking, recordkeeping and tracing

The ability to trace illicit small arms light weapons – as well as illicit parts, components and ammunition – back to the point, in space and time, where they passed from the legal to the illicit realm is a prerequisite for taking effective action to prevent further diversions from taking place. Effective tracing operations themselves depend on two prerequisites of their own, namely unique marking and efficient recordkeeping of small arms and light weapons. This Module provides guidance on adequate marking and recordkeeping of small arms, light weapons, their parts, components and ammunition.


Destruction

The destruction of illicit and surplus small arms and light weapons constitutes an important element of a comprehensive small arms and light weapons control programme. Destruction is an effective method of reducing the actual number of weapons on the illicit market, as well as the potential supply of weapons to the illicit market. This Module provides guidance on the planning and safe execution of small arms and light weapons destruction activities, as well as on the recovery, recycling and reuse of materials derived from the destruction process. 


Border controls

A prerequisite for preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons is ensuring that every State has effective controls in place to deter, detect and intercept illicit movements of small arms and light weapons across their borders. This Module provides guidance on the implementation of effective border controls to prevent illicit cross-border movements of small arms and light weapons.




TRAINING-OF-TRAINERS MATERIALS

Materials to support trainings on the use of ISACS and its Assessment Tool.