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 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. ...

Addressing the security needs of all citizens – a regional commitment of the military in the western balkans

Budva, 19-20 February 2019; Thirty-one (31) representatives of the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, and the Republic of Serbia gathered at the ...

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 ...