324 firearm-related incidents were reported in the region in December 2020: The highest number EVER recorded on AVMP!

The Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) recorded 324 firearm-related incidents that took place in the region during December 2020. These are some of the highlights captured on our ...

Regional Meeting of Firearms Focal Points organized by UNDP SEESAC

On 19 November, UNDP SEESAC organized a regional meeting of Firearms Focal Points (FFPs) gathering experts from Belgrade, Chisinau, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo Skopje and Tirana. The participants ...

Improving operational cooperation - 13th South East Europe Firearms Experts Network (SEEFEN)

On 17-18 November, SEESAC organized the 13th meeting of South East Europe Firearms Experts Network with more than 50 participants from Belgrade, Chisinau, Minsk, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje ...

Just launched - Transparency of Arms Exports in South East Europe: Regional Report on Arms Exports for 2018

The Regional Arms Exports Report, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, is a result of over a decade of regional cooperation and commitment to transparency ...

Tracing made easier! Marking capacities in South East Europe enhanced with equipment and training needed to carry out import and deactivation marking per EU standards

In the period between 11 October – 10 November, SEESAC organized installation of the laser marking machines and training for designated officials  in Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo* and Moldova. ...

Albanian State Police Border and Migration Department drafted Standard Operating Procedures for countering illicit arms trafficking and possession

19-22 October 2020 UNDP SEESAC organized a four-day workshop to support the Albanian State Police Border and Migration Department in drafting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for countering ...

Increasing safety of all citizens - 1,864 pieces of small arms and light weapons and components smelted

On Saturday, 17 October 2020, 12 police agencies from Bosnia and Herzegovina together with the SALW Coordination Board destroyed 1,864 pieces of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and their parts and ...

Fast Facts on Small Arms and Light Weapons Surveys in South East Europe released

In 2018, with support from SEESAC the Commissions for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) coordinated the collection of data on the distribution and impact of SALW within South East Europe, namely in ...

Security of SALW and ammunition of Albanian Ministry of Defence further enhanced

Security infrastructure works at SALW and ammunition storage facility in Miraka, Albania have been completed, in line with international security standards. Successful testing, commissioning and ...

South-East Europe Defence Ministerial Initiative reviews common security challenges

UNDP SEESAC participated in the 42nd South-East Europe Defence Ministerial Coordination Committee Meeting (SEDM - CC) held via teleconference on 15 May 2020, under the Chairmanship of the Ministry of ...