Practical guidance on preventing illicit flows of small arms and light weapons.
An initiative of the United Nations Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) mechanism.
ISACS are being used in over 100 countries
As the year draws to to its close, we sincerely thank our partners and donors for having helped to make 2016 a landmark year for spreading the use of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). With the standards now being used in more than 100 countries, the use of ISACS has reached a new level of sustainability. Here are some some of the 2016 highlights from the ISACS project. We look forward to continuing to work with you in 2017 and wish you and yours a peaceful holiday season.
Ban Ki-moon said that combatting illicit arms trafficking is “essential” to achieving the Global Goals. He encouraged the use of ISACS to support peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts and to conduct national self-assessments.
The UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs said that ISACS serve the UN System and clear a path to the achievement of the SDGs. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that ISACS provide comprehensive guidance on the use of small arms by civilians. The UN regional strategy for the Great Lakes used ISACS to ensure a harmonised approach to SALW control.