Increasing security, reducing harm – Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNDP and the European Union bring weapons and ammunition facilities to international security standards

5 February 2019, Rakovica and 7 February 2019, Bijeljina Two storage locations and five evidence rooms brought to international security standards in a combined action of the Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities, UNDP SEESAC and the European ...

Governments and the European Union pledge support to fight armed violence in the Western Balkans

Paris, 11 December 2018 Over 100 partners gathered in Paris to build momentum, upscale current actions and pledge support for a sustainable solution to ending the suffering caused by illegal small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the Western ...

Harm no more: Bosnia and Herzegovina melts over 2,400 weapons and components

1 December 2018, Jelšingrad, Banja Luka On Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10 police agencies together with the SALW Coordination Board destroyed over 2,400 small arms and light weapons (SALW) and components in the Jelšingrad industrial smelting ...

The jubilee of regional cooperation on arms control: SALW Commissions Meetings 10

  Budva, 26-27 November 2018 South East Europe arms control decision-makers met at SALW Commissions Meeting 10, to flag progress and challenges in various aspects of arms control, discuss latest European Union legislation and regulatory ...

Pioneers of gender equality

Budva, 28 November During the SALW Commissions Meeting 10, Ermin  Pešto and Mladen Marković - leaders of arms control in Bosnian and Herzegovina and Montenegro were awarded the title of “Pioneers of gender equality” for completing the Gender ...

SEEFEN 10

19 - 21 November 2018, Budva, Montenegro Held between19 - 21 November 2018, Budva, Montenegro, the Tenth Regional Meeting of the South East Europe Firearms Expert Network (SEEFEN 10), gathered 53 participants from prosecutors, customs ...

A new chapter of our partnership with the European Union

A new chapter of our partnership with the European Union (EU) opened as EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs agreed on 19 November 2018 to a new Council Decision supporting SEESAC’s work on the Regional Roadmap for fighting illicit arms trafficking ...

Best practices from the Western Balkans on eliminating violence against women and girls shared in Central Asia

5 – 6 November 2018 | Bishkek, The Kyrgyz Republic Western Balkans experience on the role of the police in combatting violence against women and girls shared with more than 60 government and parliamentary representatives from Central Asia ...

What I learnt about explosive, gastronomy and fighting arms trafficking

I slept in a different bed almost every night for 4 months. I travelled 15.000 kilometres and my office was a United Nations Development Programme car for 8 weeks. I met staff from all 55 international border crossings of Bosnia and Herzegovina ...

Moldova paves its way to meaningful inclusion of women in the defense sector

25 representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the National Army learn about gender equality, at a training session organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) during 23-24 October 2018. The learning session tackles ...