UNRCPD uses ISACS Assessment Tool in training for Central Asian States 


A participant using the ISACS Assessment Tool at the Central Asian workshop

“From 16 to 17 August 2017, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) and the Government of Mongolia jointly organized a training workshop on the implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in All Its Aspects in Central Asia. It brought together 16 participants from Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan, and representatives from the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), to discuss progress in, and challenges to, the implementation of the PoA and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI).

“During the workshop, participants, UN and OSCE experts shared information relating to […] strengthening national capacity in SALW controls through the use of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) and the development of national action plans" […] 

"Two capacity-building exercises were conducted to improve participants’ practical skills in developing national measures to effectively control SALW and compiling PoA reports. In the first exercise, participants familiarized themselves with case studies on the destruction and stockpile management of SALW and then used the ISACS Assessment Tool to analyse each case and work out recommendations for national action plans to resolve identified concerns.

FULL REPORT — Training Workshop to Build Capacity of Central Asian States to Strengthen the Implementation of the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons