2nd Round of the Roadmap Local Coordination Meetings in the Western Balkans

2nd Round of the Roadmap Local Coordination Meetings in the Western Balkans Local Coordination Meetings in the framework of the implementation of the Regional Roadmap on a sustainable solution to arms control in the Western Balkans (Roadmap), ...

Upgrade Improves Security at the Central General Police Inspectorate SALW and Ammunition Storage Facility and Two Evidence Rooms

A SALW and ammunition storage location and two evidence rooms in Moldova were brought to international security standards, resulting in improved security of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and ammunition stockpiles in the country and the region.

The upgraded General Police Inspectorate (GPI) main storage facility at the Mesager Street in Chisinau, and two evidence rooms of the Police Directorates of Balti and Cahul were handed over today, 29 October 2019, in the presence of Mr. Ianus ...

Moldova Destroys 2,200 Pieces of Small Arms and Light Weapons

2,200 confiscated and voluntarily surrendered small arms and light weapons were destroyed at the JST “ARES UT” smelting facility in Chisinau, on 28 October, by the General Police Inspectorate of the Republic of Moldova with the aim to increase ...

42 firearm-related incidents took place in the region last week

The Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) recorded 42 firearm-related incidents that took place in the region from 7 to 13 October 2019.

These are some of the incidents captured on our platform:     About the AVMP The AVMP monitors firearms-related incidents happening in South East Europe. Established in 2014, the AVMP collects detailed data from the media reports and reports ...

Women’s participation in Security Sector Reform is a Value in its Own

The panel discussion “Promoting inclusion of Women in crisis management missions”, co-organized by UNDP SEESAC and the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship at the Belgrade Security Forum on 17 October 2019 emphasized the necessity for integrating ...

Practitioners from the Albanian State Police enhanced their knowledge on the physical security and stockpile management of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition

On 18 October 2019, twenty experts from the Albanian State Police (ASP) completed a week-long targeted National Course on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their Ammunition. The ...

Gender Equality Trainers from the Armed Forces in the Western Balkans Support their Peers in Moldova

Chisinau, 3-4 October 2019   Twenty representatives of the National Army of Moldova successfully completed two-day gender awareness training delivered by Gender Equality Trainers from the Armed Forces (AFs) in the Western Balkans. The ...

Gender Coach Programme for Advancing Gender Equality in the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro

In close cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro (MoD), UNDP SEESAC launched the Gender Coach Programme, an innovative approach that enables participants to become leaders in integrating gender into their operations and ...

Eleventh workshop of the Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction

About 40 physical and stockpile security management (PSSM) practitioners from South East Europe attended the Eleventh workshop of the Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction to discuss and share good practices on progress and challenges related to conventional weapons and munitions stockpile reduction in South East Europe.

The RASR initiative has been established in 2009 by the US State Department and currently funded by the European Union under the framework of the EU COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2016/2356. It aims for a coordinated, regional approach to address ...

New SALW control projects are initiated in support of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap

UNDP Offices in the Western Balkans will implement new projects on topics ranging from countering illicit arms trafficking to mainstreaming gender in SALW control, in the framework of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap.

Eight new projects will be implemented by UNDP Offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo* in the area of small arms and light weapons (SALW) control, in the period 2019-2021, for a total ...