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A plan for a safer future

The Roadmap for a sustainable solution to arms control in the Western Balkans by 2024 envisages the Western Balkans as a safer region and an exporter of security where comprehensive and sustainable mechanisms, fully harmonized with the European Union (EU) and other international standards, are in place to identify, prevent, prosecute, and control the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of firearms, ammunition and explosives. It is based on regional cooperation principals and it draws upon SEESAC’s signature solution to arms control resulted from over a decade of work on all arms control related aspects with governments in the region and in partnership with the EU.

The Roadmap was developed by the Western Balkans authorities with SEESAC’s technical support under the auspices of France and Germany and in consultation with the EU and all other relevant actors. The adoption of the document is the result of a record-breaking 5 months consultations process started in Podgorica at the high-level meeting, followed by discussions at the local level in all jurisdictions across the region, agreed in Tirana at the 9th SALW Commissions Meeting and adopted at the London Summit.

A new chapter of our partnership with the EU has just opened as EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs agreed on 19 November 2018 to a new Council Decision supporting SEESAC’s work on the Regional Roadmap for fighting illicit arms trafficking in the Western Balkans. 

 
 
 
 
 
*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).

Kosovo*

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).

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 activities covering the Western Balkans and within the Roadmap implementation. The 6 Western Balkans jurisdictions that are targeted by the MPTF include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia. The project proposals should be submitted as per the template provided in Annex 1 (Project proposal narrative template), Annex 2 (Project proposal budget template), Annex 3 (Project Results Framework), Annex 4 (Risk Matrix) and Annex 5 (Multi-year Workplan) and should respond to the eligibility and evaluation criteria listed in the attached call for proposal document. The proposed budgets must use the UNDG budget categories (as per the Annex 6).

For more information on the MPTF implementation rules and regulations, please refer to the MPTF Operational Manual.

The project proposals should be submitted by 19 September 2019, CoB, Belgrade time via electronic correspondence to the following email address: seesac@undp.org.

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).