Notable Quotes

Here are some notable quotes about ISACS.

The International Small Arms Control Standards contribute directly to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Building national capacities for combatting illicit arms trafficking is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations

The International Small Arms Control Standards have made important contributions to the harmonization of United Nations programmes on small arms and light weapons control

António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations

The ISACS initiative is a good example of how the humanitarian, peace and security and development pillars of the UN can work together in partnership to help states prevent conflict and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Kim Won-soo
UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Strengthening states’ capacities for safe and secure weapons stockpiling will contribute to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Authoritative guidance such as the International Small Arms Control Standards and the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines are available to assist all states in improving their stockpile security.

Kim Won-soo
UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Governments are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their national small arms controls, and pinpoint areas that may be in need of strengthening. For such an exercise, an ISACS assessment tool is available

Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary-General

ISACS can help States put in place effective national controls over the full life-cycle of small arms and light weapons and, by so doing, close off the illicit channels that allow them to be misused with such devastating effect

Helen Clark
UNDP Administrator