Since 2002, SEESAC has been working to
promote safety and security through regional
cooperation in South East Europe.
Established under the Stability Pact, and in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) is the executive arm of the Regional Implementation Plan on Combating the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW).
With over 10 years of experience in the practical implementation of SALW control measures, SEESAC has successfully supported national and international stakeholders to reduce the threat posed by the widespread availability of SALW. Adopting a holistic approach to arms control SEESAC’s interventions encompass the full spectrum of activities: from awareness raising and SALW collection campaigns, to stockpile management, surplus reduction and improved marking and tracing capabilities. SEESAC’s focus on prevention also resulted in increasing work on disaster risk reduction - supporting efforts to make countries more resilient.
Our unique capacity and experience in implementing multi-stakeholder regional interventions made SEESAC particularly adept at delivering transformational change. Since 2009, SEESAC has developed a growing portfolio of projects introducing a gender perspective into security sector reform. SEESAC administers the Women Police Officers Network in South East Europe (WPON) and supports efforts to integrate the gender perspective in defense policy.
Today SEESAC combines strong in-house technical expertise with efficient and flexible project implementation to deliver concrete and measurable impact in making South East Europe more stable and secure.