SEESAC Submits Report on the Implementation of the Programme of Action on SALW and the International Tracing Instrument, Showcasing Its Commitment to Broader International Arms Control Efforts

UNDP’s SEESAC has submitted a comprehensive report on the implementation of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI) and the Programme of Action (PoA). This report coincides with the Fourth Review ...

[JUST LAUNCHED] Guidelines for Gender Responsive Firearms License Approval and Guidelines for Assessing and Addressing Risks Related to Firearms Misuse in Domestic Violence

The misuse of firearms in domestic violence remains a grave concern in South East Europe (SEE). SEESAC’s analysis documented the persistence of firearm-related domestic violence and its scale. From ...

SEESAC to Showcase Leading Initiatives in Arms Control at the upcoming Fourth Review Conference on the Programme of Action on SALW control in New York

On 19, 20 and 21 June 2024, UNDP's South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) is hosting three side events at the fourth Review Conference ...

SEESAC Organizes the First in a Series of Trainings on Ethical Reporting on Gender-Based Violence for Prosecutors and Journalists

Fifteen journalists, prosecutors, and representatives of the Ministry of Interior gathered in Vrdnik on 20-21 May 2024 to attend a two-day training focused on ethical reporting on gender-based ...

SEESAC Deliveres a Five-day Regional Training of Trainers for Police Officers in the Western Balkans on the Use of Guidelines to Address Risks of Firearms Misuse in Domestic Violence

SEESAC organized a regional Training of Trainers (ToT) on the practical use of the Guidelines for Assessing and Addressing Risks Related to Firearms Misuse in Domestic Violence, in Herceg Novi from 27 to 31 May 2024.

In 2022, SEESAC initiated the development of the Guidelines for police officers for assessing and addressing risks related to firearms misuse in the context of domestic violence. Through a set of ...

Fostering Gender-Responsive Arms Control: Perspectives from the Eastern European Region

Ahead of the 4th Review Conference of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) and the 10th Conference of State Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and ...

January-March 2024 Quarterly Armed Violence Monitor: Weapon Seizures Remain Prominent Despite a Drop in Overall Cases Involving Firearms

SEESAC has released its latest Quarterly Regional Armed Violence Monitor, offering insights into the trends of firearm incidents in South East Europe from January to March 2024. The first quarter ...

South-East Europe Criminal Police Services Jointly Address the Evolving Threats and Enhance Mitigation Capacities in Combatting Illicit Firearms Trafficking

The representatives of Criminal Police Services of six  South-East Europe jurisdictions, including criminal investigators and the representatives from CSI units, have gathered for a two-day Regional ...

Regional Meeting on Firearms Trafficking Investigation gathers law enforcement agencies from Western Balkans, Moldova, and Ukraine in Belgrade

SEESAC and EMPACT Firearms co-organized the Regional Meeting on Firearms Trafficking Investigation held in Belgrade on 26-27 March. The Meeting brought together representatives from six Western Balkan ...

Outreach of the Firearms Focal Points and Ballistic Laboratory to the Prosecutors successfully held in Podgorica and Tirana

In February and March 2024, SEESAC successfully concluded two sessions on the Outreach of the Firearms Focal Points (FFP) and Ballistic Laboratory of the Ministry of the Interior to the Prosecution ...