12th Meeting of SALW Commissions in South East and East Europe

The 12th Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Commissions Meeting was organized in Tirana on 22 November 2019. The SALW Commissions meetings gather arms control policy-makers from South East and East Europe to exchange common challenges ...

The 2nd Regional SALW Control Roadmap Coordination Meeting

Following Local Coordination Meetings that took place in Belgrade, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana, over 100 participants, representatives of SALW Commissions in the Western Balkans, the international organizations ...

Gender Equality Mechanisms in the MoDs and AFs in the Western Balkans Boosting Gender Equality in the Military

Skopje, 12-13 November 2019 Twenty-two (22) representatives of the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia participated in the 11th Regional Meeting ...

Persons of Trust in the Ministry of Defense and Serbian Armed Forces preparing for their leading role as gender equality mechanism

  Zlatibor, 31 October – 1 November 2019 Eighteen Persons of Trust in charge of providing primary peer support in cases of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse participated in the Capacity building Workshop, held by ...

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), were organized by the SALW Commissions in Skopje on 29 October, in Pristina ...

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 ...