HALO Trust position requires familiarity with ISACS


"HALO has a growing portfolio of programmes delivering weapons and ammunitions management including weapons disposal, ammunition disposal and physical security and stockpile management (PSSM). […]

“HALO requires a Construction Manager to be based in the field to produce engineering assessments of structures and provide recommendations for rehabilitation – in line with international weapons and ammunition storage standards (International Small Arms Control Standards and International Ammunition Technical Guidelines).” 

UNREC helps Chad validate ISACS-based stockpile management procedures


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"The United Nations Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) has developed a set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the safe and secure management and stockpiling of small arms, light weapons and ammunition for use by the security sector in of Chad.  …

UNREC helps Burkina Faso validate ISACS-based stockpile management procedures


“[The Standard Operating Procedures] developed within the framework of the UNREC-led Physical Security and Stockpile Management –PSSM Sahel project are designed to help reduce the risk of diversion and illicit trade in small arms, light weapons and their ammunition. They are based on the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the International Ammunitions Technical Guidelines (IATG), as well as on the standards adopted by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).” 

Trinidad and Tobago use ISACS to strengthen national legislation


"The national government [of Trinidad and Tobago] is also conducting a review of existing firearm legislation, using the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) to ensure that local legislation meets UN guidelines on firearms, ammunition, explosives and related materials in areas such as control, destruction and transfer.”

Launched: New ISACS module on gender and small arms

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On 5 October 2017, the United Nations’ internal mechanism for Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) adopted a new ISACS module (ISACS 06.10)  entitled, “Women, men and the Gendered Nature of small arms and light weapons.”  

Before being finalised and adopted, the module went through numerous reviews by the ISACS Expert Reference Group before being submitted for a final internal review to the 23 UN entities that comprise CASA.