Support to Counter Illicit Arms Trafficking

The project under implementation by UNDP Kosovo* aims to strengthen the capacities of border entities in Kosovo to detect firearms, ammunition and explosives and conduct detailed risk profiling through specialized training, improved weapons registration, provision of detection equipment, and development of knowledge products.

Specifically, the project works with the border authorities to improve their capacities to effectively and efficiently screen cargo, vehicles, personnel and other goods of special interest, such as weapons, ammunition, and explosives. Coupled detailed risk profiling, the project will thus lead to increased detection at border posts and the green border line. The envisaged activities for this purpose include training on detection of firearms, ammunition and explosive, green border surveillance, and detection in fast parcels and postal services, training of K9 dogs in detection of polymer, implementation of joint simulation exercises, and the upgrade of the Weapon Registration Software.

The project is also supporting the border authorities to increase their capacities of preventing and responding to illicit arms trafficking, including at the green border, through training on firearm-related threat assessment, vulnerability assessment and impact assessment and on development of problem profile on illicit arms trafficking, and provision of detection equipment.

Budget: US$987,412

Implementing period: September 2019 – August 2022