The 1st Regional SALW Control Roadmap Coordination Meeting

The 1st Regional Coordination Meeting for the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of small arms light weapons (SALW) and their ammunition in the Western Balkans by 2024 (Roadmap) took place on 28 May 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Following the Local Coordination Meetings that took place in Belgrade, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana, over 90 participants, representatives of SALW Commissions in the Western Balkans, the international organizations ...

11th Meeting of SALW Commissions in South East and East Europe

The 11th Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Commissions Meeting was organized in Sarajevo on 29-30 May 2019.

The SALW Commissions meetings gather arms control policy-makers from South East and East Europe to exchange common challenges and identify solutions to address the illicit possession, trafficking and misuse of firearms. Over 30 representatives ...

Experts from the region gather at 11th SEEFEN Meeting

The 11th Regional Meeting of South-East Europe Firearms Experts Network (SEEFEN) took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 14-15 May 2019.

The 11th SEEFEN meeting gathered investigators, prosecutors, customs officials, forensic experts and border police representatives from South East Europe, as well as experts from INTERPOL, EUROPOL, FRONTEX and the National Ballistics ...

Regional iBase designer training delivered to IT Experts

A five-day regional iBase designer training was organized in Belgrade from 20-24 May 2019.

As a part of SEESAC’s partnership with governments across South East Europe aimed at establishing Firearms Focal Points (FFPs), , a regional iBase designer training was conducted in Belgrade. The training follows the purchasing  of necessary ...

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 ...