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 technical handover of the completed ...

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 Defence of Albania. Nineteen representatives ...

Institutions in Albania and Serbia enhancing physical security and stockpile management with support of the United States of America featured in the annual report To Walk the Earth in Safety

The recently published 2019 Annual Report To Walk the Earth in Safety (TWEIS) - by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs’ Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement’s (PM/WRA) - acknowledges  the efforts of Institutions in Albania and Serbia ...

EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit reinforces determination to continue taking action on common security challenges.

Zagreb Declaration: The fight against the illicit trafficking of weapons provides an excellent example of how we can increase our security when we work together towards a common objective.

Mr Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council.

The EU-Western Balkans Zagreb summit took place today via video conference. The EU leaders agreed on the Zagreb declaration, with which the Western Balkans partners have aligned themselves.   “The Western Balkans partners, in cooperation ...

Regional Steering Group (RSG) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) holds its annual meeting in Belgrade

Gathering annually since 2002, the Regional Steering Group (RSG) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) takes stock on progress in the implementation of the Regional Implementation Plan on Combating Proliferation of Small Arms and Light ...

An ammunition storage location and one evidence room are brought to international security standards, resulting in improved security of SALW and ammunition stockpiles in the region

The upgrades of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) storage facility Gadime at the Lipljan municipality and one evidence room at the Regional Police Administration in Gjakova (Djakovica) were completed at the end of December 2019. The ...

SALW Surveys - just launched

SEESAC has just released the SALW Surveys for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Moldova and North Macedonia. The SALW Surveys represent the most thorough and systematic set of data in arms control in SEE and they have ...

Serbia destroys over 15,000 pieces of SALW

On 23 December, Ministry of Interior of Republic of Serbia with support of UNDP SEESAC destroyed more than 15,000 pieces of confiscated or surplus small arms and light weapons. The event which took place in Železnik Smelting Facility, in Belgrade, ...

November’s overview of firearm-related incidents in South East Europe is out

SEESAC launches monthly Armed Violence Monitoring Reports on the firearm-related incidents in South East Europe with the aim of providing a summary of the data from the Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP). The Armed Violence Monitor ...

Serbia destroys 55,000 pieces of ammunition

On 17 December, the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with UNDP SEESAC, destroyed about 55,000 pieces of ammunition of different calibers in the presence of Director of Police Vladimir Rebić, UNDP Resident Representative ...