New SALW control projects are initiated in support of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap

UNDP Offices in the Western Balkans will implement new projects on topics ranging from countering illicit arms trafficking to mainstreaming gender in SALW control, in the framework of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap.

Eight new projects will be implemented by UNDP Offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo* in the area of small arms and light weapons (SALW) control, in the period 2019-2021, for a total ...

Sharing of good practices on SALW control between the Western Balkans and West Africa

A delegation comprised of members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the national SALW Commissions in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire visited the Western Balkans to learn about this region’s experience in SALW control.

On 9-11 September 2019, SEESAC hosted a delegation of SALW control practitioners from West Africa, to foster knowledge exchange and experience sharing on good practices and challenges in SALW control between the two regions. The visit was ...

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 ...

The SALW Control Roadmap at the Western Balkans Summit in Poznań

Western Balkans Leaders reaffirmed the strategic importance of the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of small arms light weapons and their ammunition in the Western Balkans and welcomed the progress made in its implementation.

Heads of Government of the Berlin Process participants, representatives of the European Institutions, International Financial Institutions, OECD, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), and the Regional Youth Cooperation Office ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A new chapter of our partnership with the European Union

A new chapter of our partnership with the European Union (EU) 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 ...