[JUST LAUNCHED] Guidelines for Gender Analysis of Legislation and Policies Relevant for Small Arms Control

In 2021, a large-scale gender analysis of small arms control legislation and policies was undertaken in the Western Balkans. In cooperation with SALW commissions, UNDP SEESAC screened 101 laws, 113 ...

Reviewing progress and plans in arms control in Southeast Europe – Regional Steering Group on SALW annual meeting held in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Regional Steering Group (RSG) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Annual Meeting was held on 9 March 2022 in a hybrid set-up. Co-chaired by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the United ...

In Focus Armed Violence Monitor on Celebratory Shootings in South East Europe in 2021is Published

In its most recent In Focus - Armed Violence Monitor, SEESAC addresses celebratory shooting incidents in South-East Europe (SEE) from 1 January to 31 December 2021, including a comparative overview to ...

UNDP SEESAC takes part in First National Conference on Preventing and Combating Illicit Trafficking in Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives in Kyiv

Credit: OSCE/Serhii Korovainyi

SEESAC took part in the First National Conference on Preventing and Combating Illicit Trafficking in Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives in all its aspects, organized with the support of OSCE on 15-16 ...

Looking back on 2021 through the Armed Violence Monitoring Platform

With 2021 now behind us, it is important to look back on the firearm incidents that took place in South East Europe to gain a better understanding of the firearms’ adverse impact on civilians. The ...

SEESAC’s Awareness Raising Campaign #Don’tBeLikeJoe Seen over 18 million Times

Awareness raising around the inherent dangers of misuse of firearms and explosives is an integral part of SEESAC’s regular activities. This holiday season, we decided to focus our attention on ...

Ministries of Defence in the Western Balkans committed to Combat Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse

In December 2021, Ministries of Defence in the Western Balkans launched the regional Handbook on Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse in the ...

Armed Violence Monitor: 756 firearm incidents reported in the October-December 2021 period

SEESAC’s latest Quarterly Armed Violence Monitor report, covering October-December 2021 period, is now available. With 756 cases reported1, the last quarter of 2021 observed the lowest number of ...

The representation of women in defence is increasing – the regional survey on the position of women in the Armed Forces in the Western Balkans confirms

In December 2021,  Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) in the Western Balkans launched the 2nd regional Study on the Position of Women in the Armed Forces in the Western Balkans, the ...

Gender analysis of SALW control legislation and policies – reports just launched

UNDP SEESAC in cooperation with Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) commissions in the region has undertaken a large-scale gender analysis of small arms control legislation and policies. In five ...