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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Online investigations in the focus

Training on Online Investigations on firearms was organized in Skopje by EMPACT Firearms from 17 to 19 December 2019 with the support of UNDP SEESAC 40 participants coming from Albania, Belarus, ...

EU’s renewed commitment to support the authorities in South East and East Europe in combatting illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of firearms

The EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs adopted on 9 December 2019 the Council Decision 2019/2111 in support of SEESAC disarmament and arms control activities in South East Europe, for the period ...

Better insights into gender and small arms in South East Europe

SEESAC launched the Gender and Small Arms: Fast Facts, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo*

The Gender and Small Arms: Fast Fact series document the multiple linkages between gender and small arms in South East Europe (SEE), shed light on the highly gendered nature of small arms and outline ...

Understanding the Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe

SEESAC released the "Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe: Fast Facts", documenting the disproportionate effects that women face in relation to firearms misuse in domestic violence, particularly in the context of intimate partner violence.

The Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe: Fast Facts provides an overview of data on firearm-related homicide committed by family members and intimate partners, the ...

Second SALW destruction event in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 2019

On 30 November, 1,379 pieces of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and components were destroyed in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), at the Jelšingrad smelter facility in Banja Luka. The action, in ...

Second Meeting of the Firearms Focal Points in the EU and the Western Balkans

On 28 November 2019, representatives of 19 Firearms Focal Points (FFP) from the European Union (EU) and the Western Balkans, together with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and ...

12th Regional Meeting of the South-East Europe Firearms Experts Network

The 12th Regional Meeting of the South-East Europe Firearms Experts Network (SEEFEN) took place in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 26-27 November 2019.  The meeting gathered investigators, prosecutors, ...