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 ...

Further steps taken towards small arms and light weapons legislation harmonization

Two workshops were organized with the aim to support the drafting of the changes of the Laws on weapons, using the results of the analysis of the level of harmonization of national legal frameworks on arms control with the EU legislative framework, ...

A joint effort of the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces in the Western Balkans to develop a regional Manual on combating gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse

Eight representatives from the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces of BiH, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia met in the first regional meeting of the Working Group to initiate development of the regional Manual on combating gender-based ...

Sharing of good practices on SALW control between the Western Balkans and West Africa

A delegation comprised of members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the national SALW Commissions in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire visited the Western Balkans to learn about this region’s experience in SALW control.

On 9-11 September 2019, SEESAC hosted a delegation of SALW control practitioners from West Africa, to foster knowledge exchange and experience sharing on good practices and challenges in SALW control between the two regions. The visit was ...

1,377 pieces of small arms and light weapons destroyed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

1,377 pieces of small arms and light weapons were destroyed at the Jelšingrad, smelter facility in  Banja Luka, on 7 September, by the SALW Coordination Board of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim to increase security and minimize the risk ...

Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia in preparation for the 2nd biannual report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325

Sixteen representatives of the Ministry of Defense and Serbian Armed Forces in charge of monitoring the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) participated in ...

Call for project proposals - The Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-partner Trust Fund

The Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-partner Trust Fund (MPTF) is accepting applications for its first regular call for project proposals from the eligible implementing entities - UNDP and UNODC offices with arms control-related ...

Transparency of Arms Exports in South East Europe - just launched: Regional Arms Exports Report 2017

The Regional Arms Exports Report, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and Serbia, is a result of over a decade of regional cooperation and commitment to transparency by Western Balkans ...