Extension of deadline: 2nd Call for project proposals in the context of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund

Update 18 March 2020: The Steering Committee of the Western Balkans SALW Control MPTF approved today the extension of the deadline for submitting projects proposals within the call by one month, from 31 March to 30 April 2020. The decision ...

UNDP and UNODC join forces in support of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap

Four new projects in the area of small arms and light weapons (SALW) control will be initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Kosovo* and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ...

SEESAC presented the Gender Coach Programme within the Conference on the Western Balkans’ SALW Control Roadmap

The Berlin Conference, saw SEESAC presenting the results achieved in the first year of implementation of the Roadmap for comprehensive Small Arms and Light Weapons Control in the Western Balkans. After the formal discussions and presentations, ...

Berlin high-level meeting to review Western Balkans’ progress in implementing the SALW Control Roadmap

High-level representatives, gathered in Berlin to review the Western Balkans’ efforts to address the misuse, possession and trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW), on 31 January 2020. Hosted by Heiko Mass, Federal Minister ...

Capacities of Western Balkan jurisdictions to counter the illicit trafficking of firearms assessed

During its missions in October and November, SEESAC conducted the needs assessment of the capacities of Border Services in the Western Balkan jurisdictions to counter the illicit trafficking of firearms, as part of the implementation ...

The 2nd Regional SALW Control Roadmap Coordination Meeting

Following Local Coordination Meetings that took place in Belgrade, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana, over 100 participants, representatives of SALW Commissions in the Western Balkans, the international organizations ...

2nd Round of the Roadmap Local Coordination Meetings in the Western Balkans

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 Skopje on 29 October, in Pristina ...

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 ...

Further steps taken towards small arms and light weapons legislation harmonization

Two workshops were organized with the aim to support the drafting of the changes of the Laws on weapons, using the results of the analysis of the level of harmonization of national legal frameworks on arms control with the EU legislative framework, ...

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 ...