Why do we need to keep an eye on technological advancements in weapons manufacturing?

By Alain Lapon, Chief Technical Adviser, SEESAC

Why do we need to keep an eye on technological advancements in weapons manufacturing? To ensure that regulatory frameworks, marking, tracing, record keeping, and investigations are able to address ...

The hidden pandemic: Firearms and intimate partner violence killing women

by Dragan Bozanic, Gender and Research Project Officer, UNDP SEESAC

There has been a worldwide upsurge in domestic violence since the outbreak of COVID-19. Lockdowns and restrictions of movement imposed as a response to the pandemic lead to women being isolated and ...

What I learnt about explosive, gastronomy and fighting arms trafficking

I slept in a different bed almost every night for 4 months. I travelled 15.000 kilometres and my office was a United Nations Development Programme car for 8 weeks. I met staff from all 55 ...

What I ask myself when I think about gun violence

Confessions of a communications person whose tweets mostly include shotgun pellets, guns or a combination of the two. Launched today, SEESAC's Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) is a ...

Gun destruction – why it matters

by Luke Bacigalupo, SEESAC Junior Communications Consultant   When you work in a security-related field seeing illegal weapons that can end a life or cause debilitating injury being tossed ...

Can gender perspectives change the way we do firearms control?

By Dragan Bozanic, Gender Project Officer, UNDP SEESAC   Quite a lot, our latest study shows. Men own over 95 per cent of firearms in the South East Europe region. They also dominate ...

Marking International Gun Destruction Day – Prospects for unimpeded human development

By Minji Kim, UN Youth Volunteer in Justice and Human Security, UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina We live in a world in which violence is easily enabled if those with harmful motives have ready ...

Accurate accounts: Reflections from a weapons identification workshop

by Emilia Dungel, SEESAC Junior Project Officer ‘Know what you don’t know,’ said one of the trainers. I immediately took it as a philosophical cue, conjuring up an amalgamation of words I ...

#DontRuinTheParty!

By Emilia Dungel, SEESAC Junior Project Officer   Your dog is shaking and whimpering. Your child jolts slightly for every ‘Bang!’ that fills the night. You comfort them because while fireworks ...

Upgrading Watson

by Slobodan Bošković, SEESAC Project Officer/Advisor and Juliana Buzi, SEESAC Project Specialist When it comes to real-life crime, if police and forensic agencies are the Sherlocks, their ...