SALW Commissions in South East and East Europe met for the 14th time

The 14th regional meeting of Small Arms and Light Weapons Commissions gathered representatives from Belgrade, Chisinau, Kiev, Minsk, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Tirana on 12 and 13 ...

More than 900 firearm-related incidents reported from July to September 2021 in the SEE region

The new Quarterly Armed Violence Regional Report recorded 922 firearm-related incidents1 in the region from July to September 2021. Some of the main findings are: 922 firearm incidents were ...

International Day of Rural Women - a day to recognize the rural women's contribution but also their challenges posed by armed violence

Today is International Day of Rural Women, a day to celebrate the vital role played by rural women in developing their communities, rural areas and economy across the world. While we honour the ...

EU and Western Balkans confirm their continued support for the implementation of the Western Balkans Roadmap, at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Slovenia

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On 6 October 2021, Slovenian presidency of the European Council hosted the EU-Western Balkans Summit, in Brdo pri Kranju. The meeting gathered leaders from the EU member states and from the six ...

The Regional Workshop on harmonization of legislation in the field of SALW Control with the EU Acquis

The Regional Workshop on harmonization of legislation in the field of SALW Control with the EU Acquis was held online on 28 September 2021 in organization of SEESAC. Representatives of Western Balkan ...

Ministries of Defence in the Western Balkans initiated work on the Regional Baseline Study to enable integration of gender perspective in the Military Education and Training

Thursday, 23 September 2021, A total of 20 members of the Regional Working Group for the integration of gender perspective in the military education and training gathered in an online meeting ...

BiH destroys 1,972 pieces of small arms and light weapons and their components

On 18 September 2021, the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) destroyed 1,972 pieces of small arms and light weapons weapons (SALW), including 891 SALW parts and components, at the Jelisingrad ...

Ministry of Defence and Army of Republic of North Macedonia increased capacities to conduct gender–sensitive job satisfaction research using SPSS

16-17 September 2021, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.  Nine representatives of the Ministry of Defence and the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia completed two-day Training on ...

UNDP SEESAC reaffirms its commitment to contributing to regional cooperation within South-East Europe Defence Ministerial (SEDM) forum

UNDP SEESAC participated in the 45th South-East Europe Defence Ministerial Coordination Committee Meeting (SEDM - CC) held via teleconference on 16 September 2021, under the Chairmanship of the ...

Three years into the implementation of the SALW Control Roadmap for the Western Balkans, the EU and the Western Balkans Ministers review progress achieved

On 7 September, the EU Commission in close cooperation with the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European External Action Service, organized a 3rd High-level Meeting ...