Security enhanced in Montenegro storage location

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

A partnership between the Ministry of Interior and the Police of Montenegro, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) SEESAC, and the European Union (EU) resulted in the security enhancement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ central ...

Roadmap Local Coordination Meetings organized in the Western Balkans

Local Coordination Meeting in Tirana

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 Pristina on 2 April, in Skopje ...

First steps taken toward small arms and light weapons legislation harmonization

The first Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Legislation Harmonization Workshop took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The first SALW Legislation Harmonization Workshop that was held on 16-17 April 2019 in Sarajevo gathered representatives of relevant institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to discuss the level of harmonization of legal framework ...

Taking steps toward gender responsive SALW control

SEESAC delivered a two-day training on gender responsive small arms and light weapons (SALW) control to SALW Commission in Albania.

The training course, Towards Gender Responsive SALW Control, took place on 23-24 April in Golem, Albania. The training, which was aimed at enhancing capacities of the National SALW Commission in integrating the gender perspective into ...

Helping Keep Citizens Safe - Facilitating regional security through the meeting of trainers for physical security and stockpile management of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition

Trainers for Physical Security and Stockpile Management of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Their Ammunition met in Belgrade to share their experiences.

On 9-10 April 2019, trainers from the Ministries of Interior of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia and Kosovo* met in Belgrade for the Regional Meeting of Trainers ...

The Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap - a global model for effective regional arms control

8 April 2019, New York The Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap deemed a global model for effective regional arms control at the United Nations Security Council Arria formula meeting on Building Peace through Effective Small Arms Control ...

The mold that makes the difference – double-casting training series across the region

7 trainings on double casting have been organized across 7 locations in South East Europe for over 30 forensics experts – to enhance the region’s capacity to connect evidence from gun crime scenes to national, regional and international analysis mechanisms.

Double casting increases the ability of forensic experts to make connections between crime and crime scenes, nationally, regionally and internationally. It consists of a two step-process: first requiring a silicone mold to be made of the ...

Arm yourself with love, knowledge, facts and action

SEESAC launches “Arm Yourself With” – an online campaign designed to raise awareness amongst citizens of South East Europe about the dangers caused by the misuse of guns and their illegal possession.

In November 2017, SEESAC conducted an online survey with 53,936 people in South East Europe to gather information regarding the sentiment around gun use and possession. The survey provided insights on how men and women of different ages in ...

Reviewing progress and plans on arms control in South East Europe

Organized annually for over 15 years, the Regional Steering Group Meeting (RSG) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is a platform that fosters coordination at the regional level among key partners working on arms control in South East Europe.

RSG2019 took place on 5 March in Belgrade and hosted 65 representatives working across all aspects of arms control in South East Europe, from government representatives to members of international organizations like the European Union ...

Weapons and ammunition kept in safer conditions within Belgrade’s city limits

A partnership between the Ministry of Interior of Serbia, UNDP SEESAC, the United States of America and the European Union enhances safety and security at one of Serbia’s key small arms and light weapons (SALW) and ammunition storage locations. ...