UNLIREC, DCAF use ISACS to support Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru in regulation of private security



“Since 2015, UNLIREC and DCAF have provided technical assistance to national authorities and security companies in [Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru] in order to support both the regulation of private security and the control of weapons in this sector by promoting standards, good practices and globally recognised initiatives such as the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC), the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the  International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATGs).” 

ISACS briefs Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee


Photo: UN CTED

On 17 May 2017, the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee held a briefing at which participants discussed current and emerging threats, trends and developments relating to preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons and identified gaps in Member States’ efforts to implement measures to eliminate the supply of weapons to terrorists.  

OHCHR report on arms transfers and human rights cites ISACS 


“arms transfers to States that do not regulate civilian access to small arms and light weapons according to international standards pose a risk that such weapons may be used by individuals to commit or facilitate human rights violations and abuses, such as sexual and gender based violence. …