The Western Balkans Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) was established by UNDP, UNODC and the UN MPTF Office as a key funding mechanism for the implementation of the Roadmap. It enables a platform to strengthen coordination, planning and communication among the donors, implementing partners and national authorities, and develop synergies among different players involved in this programmatic area. It also reduces risks to governments and financial contributors through a comprehensive risk and results-based management system.
The Trust Fund supports projects implemented in the area of SALW control that contribute to the achievement of the Roadmap goals and are in line with the priorities of the targeted jurisdictions.
The Trust Fund governance structure is comprised of the Steering Committee, the Secretariat and the Administrative Agent.
The Steering Committee consists of representatives from the implementing organizations (UNDP and UNODC), Germany, France and the EU, and top three donors of the Trust Fund. The Steering Committee provides general oversight, overall accountability and the strategic direction of the Trust Fund. It also decides on the allocation of funds, oversees the implementation of funded projects and keeps track of the overall progress towards the planned results.
The functions of the Secretariat are performed by SEESAC. The Secretariat is responsible for the programmatic coordination and monitoring of the Trust Fund, providing technical and management support to the Steering Committee. The Secretariat is not part of the Steering Committee and does not have the right to vote.
The Trust Fund is administered by the MPTF Office.
Status of contributions by donors:
Germany: EUR 4.45 million ($4.9 million)
UK: GBP 2 million ($2.6 million)
France: EUR 900,000 ($1 million)
Sweden: SEK 7 million ($0.7 million)
Norway: NOK 1.67 million ($0.2 million)
TOTAL: $9.4 million
Norway: NOK 3.4 million ($0.4 million)
In the pipeline:
The Netherlands: EUR 1.5 million ($1.7 million)
First call for project proposals:
The first call for project proposals was launched in 2019 and 4 projects were approved for funding:
- Halting Arms and Lawbreaking Trade (HALT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, implemented by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina and UNODC, in the amount of US$2,200,000;
- Criminal Justice Response Against Arms Trafficking (regional project), implemented by UNODC, in the amount of US$1,900,000;
- Support to Combating Illicit Arms Trafficking in Kosovo* for Criminal Police (CPIAT), implemented by UNDP Kosovo, in the amount of US$660,000;
- Urgent Action on Ammunition Destruction - Project EXPLODE+, implemented by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the amount of US$583,546.
*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).
- Terms of Reference - SALW - Western Balkans PDF 480 kb