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, ...

November’s overview of firearm-related incidents in South East Europe is out

SEESAC launches monthly Armed Violence Monitoring Reports on the firearm-related incidents in South East Europe with the aim of providing a summary of the data from the Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP). The Armed Violence Monitor ...

Serbia destroys 55,000 pieces of ammunition

On 17 December, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with UNDP SEESAC, destroyed about 55,000 pieces of ammunition of different calibers in the presence of Director of Police Vladimir Rebić, UNDP Resident Representative ...

Online investigations in the focus

Training on Online Investigations on firearms was organized in Skopje by EMPACT Firearms from 17 to 19 December 2019 with the support of UNDP SEESAC 40 participants coming from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Moldova, ...

Increasing capacities of the Persons of Trust in the Ministry of Defence of Republic of Serbia to prevent and respond to gender-related discrimination

Vrdnik, 10 – 11 December 2019 Twenty-two Persons of Trust that are providing primary peer support in cases of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse participated in the seminar delivered by UNDP SEESAC. It was organized ...

EU’s renewed commitment to support the authorities in South East and East Europe in combatting illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of firearms

The EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs adopted on 9 December 2019 the Council Decision 2019/2111 in support of SEESAC disarmament and arms control activities in South East Europe, for the period 2020-2024. This Council Decision is building ...

Better insights into gender and small arms in South East Europe

SEESAC launched the Gender and Small Arms: Fast Facts, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo*

The Gender and Small Arms: Fast Fact series document the multiple linkages between gender and small arms in South East Europe (SEE), shed light on the highly gendered nature of small arms and outline the specific risks that women and men face ...