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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SEESAC supports development of the first Law on civil use of explosives in the Western Balkans harmonized with the EU regulatory framework

14 May 2020 Skopje, a new draft law on Explosives for civil use and pyrotechnical articles was discussed today in a workshop where SEESAC provided advisory support to the Ministry of Internal ...

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 ...

Last year Ministries of Defence in the Western Balkans further advanced in implementation of the UNSCR 1325 and increasing gender equality in the military

At the beginning of 2020, the Ministries of Defence of Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia informed in their annual reports on the implementation of national strategies and action plans for 2019, ...

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.   ...

Good practices developed in the Western Balkans highlighted in the UN Secretary General’s report on illicit trade in small arms and light weapons

14 April 2020 The UN Secretary-General report provides an overview of good practices, lessons learned and recommendations on preventing and combating the diversion and illicit international ...