10 September - World Suicide Prevention Day

While we commemorate suicide prevention day, linkages between firearms and suicides are usually neglected. We can change this. At least 459 people died by firearm suicides in the Western Balkans only in 2018 and 2019. Firearm suicides account ...

Roadmap Regional Project coordinated by UNDP SEESAC featured in the Funding Windows 2019 Annual Report

The Funding Windows Annual Report 2019 provides a broad range of results achieved through UNDP’s Funding Windows pooled funding mechanism, thanks to contributions provided by Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, the ...

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 new challenges By Alain Lapon, Chief ...

The 3rd Regional Coordination Meeting of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap

Following the Third Roadmap Local Coordination Meetings organized by SALW Commissions in Sarajevo (2 June), Tirana (17 June), Pristina (24 June) and Skopje (26 June) over 120 participants, joined on 3 July 2020, the Third Regional Coordination ...

International Gun Destruction Day

UNDP SEESAC has been working with EU support for almost two decades in assisting the authorities in the South East Europe region to destroy small arms and light weapons with the aim of combatting and preventing the illicit flows of small arms ...

SEESAC supported UN regional centres for disarmament in Asia and Africa to mainstream gender in small arms control

In cooperation with United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) United Nations Regional Disarmament Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and Pacific (UNRCPD) and United Nations Regional Disarmament Centre for Peace and ...

Third Round of the Roadmap Local Coordination Meetings in the Western Balkans

Within the framework for the implementation of the Regional Roadmap for a sustainable solution to arms control in the Western Balkans, local Coordination Meetings were organized online by the SALW Commissions in Sarajevo on 2 June, in Tirana ...

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 ...

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 trapped in their homes with an abuser, ...

Ministry of Defence of Montenegro Committed to Improving Working Conditions for Women and Men

At the request of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Montenegro, UNDP SEESAC is coaching the Ministry to conduct a gender-sensitive survey on employees’ job satisfaction. The survey findings will enable the MoD to better understand how to improve ...