The Network of Gender Military Trainers in the Western Balkans as a Vehicle for Change

Twenty-six Gender Military Trainers from the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) of the Western Balkans met online. On 21 October 2020, members of the Regional Network of Gender ...

Increasing safety of all citizens - 1,864 pieces of small arms and light weapons and components smelted

On Saturday, 17 October 2020, 12 police agencies from Bosnia and Herzegovina together with the SALW Coordination Board destroyed 1,864 pieces of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and their parts and ...

Police services in South East Europe trained on Open Source Intelligence

28 September - 2 October 2020 SEESAC organized a five-day workshop on Open source intelligence (OSINT) for police services in South East Europe further developing capacities of the Firearms Focal ...

How the security sector can help to achieve gender equality in line with UN Security Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Seminar for Representatives of the South East Europe Military Intelligence Chiefs’ Forum (SEEMIC)

30 September – 1 October 2020 In a two-days Gender Awareness Seminar, twenty-two representatives of the South East Europe Military Intelligence Chief’s Forum from ten countries, actively ...

Fast Facts on Small Arms and Light Weapons Surveys in South East Europe released

In 2018, with support from SEESAC the Commissions for Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) coordinated the collection of data on the distribution and impact of SALW within South East Europe, namely in ...

MoDs and AFs in the Western Balkans confirmed commitment to achieving gender equality at the 12th Regional Meeting of Gender Equality Mechanisms

A total of 23 representatives of the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia gathered virtually in the 12th ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 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 ...