Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces in the Western Balkans Initiate the Second Regional Survey to Better Understand the Position of Women in the Armed Forces

Representatives of the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia nominated to develop the 2nd regional study The Position of Women in the Armed Forces in the Western ...

Berlin high-level meeting to review Western Balkans’ progress in implementing the SALW Control Roadmap

High-level representatives, gathered in Berlin to review the Western Balkans’ efforts to address the misuse, possession and trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW), on 31 January 2020. Hosted by Heiko Mass, Federal Minister ...

Gender trainers in the military and psychologists from the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces of Montenegro start a two-days joint training on Gender Equality

Budva, 12 February 2020 - A two days Gender training for the instructors and psychologists part of the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces of Montenegro, started today within the Strengthening of Regional Cooperation on Gender Mainstreaming ...

SECRETARY-GENERAL’S SIXTH BIENNIAL REPORT ON SMALL ARMS RELEASED

Recent developments undertaken in the Western Balkans featured as examples of good practices in addressing SALW control challenges

The Secretary-General’s sixth biennial Report on Small Arms and Light Weapons, released on 30 December 2019 reiterates that the “destabilizing accumulation, illicit transfer and misuse of small arms and light weapons continue to initiate, ...

2nd Call for project proposals in the context of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund

The Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) is now accepting applications from the eligible implementing entities, UNDP and UNODC, for its second regular call for project proposals in support of the implementation ...

SEESAC RELEASES NEW ANALYSIS - MEN AND FIREARMS IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE: FAST FACTS

In South East Europe (SEE), the overwhelming majority of firearms are owned by men. Men also predominantly use and misuse firearms and account for the majority of victims of firearm misuse. While these patterns are highly stable and remarkably ...

An ammunition storage location and one evidence room are brought to international security standards, resulting in improved security of SALW and ammunition stockpiles in the region

The upgrades of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) storage facility Gadime at the Lipljan municipality and one evidence room at the Regional Police Administration in Gjakova (Djakovica) were completed at the end of December 2019. The ...

SALW Surveys - just launched

SEESAC has just released the SALW Surveys for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Moldova and North Macedonia. The SALW Surveys represent the most thorough and systematic set of data in arms control in SEE and they have ...

Capacities of Western Balkan jurisdictions to counter the illicit trafficking of firearms assessed

During its missions in October and November, SEESAC conducted the needs assessment of the capacities of Border Services in the Western Balkan jurisdictions to counter the illicit trafficking of firearms, as part of the implementation ...

Serbia destroys over 15,000 pieces of SALW

On 23 December, Ministry of Interior of Republic of Serbia with support of UNDP SEESAC destroyed more than 15,000 pieces of confiscated or surplus small arms and light weapons. The event which took place in Železnik Smelting Facility, in Belgrade, ...