SEESAC supported UN regional centres for disarmament in Asia and Africa to mainstream gender in small arms control

In cooperation with United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) United Nations Regional Disarmament Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and Pacific (UNRCPD) and United Nations Regional Disarmament Centre for Peace and ...

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 technical handover of the completed ...

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 trapped in their homes with an abuser, ...

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 the MoD to better understand how to improve ...

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 Defence of Albania. Nineteen representatives ...

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 Affairs of North Macedonia to ensure harmonisation ...

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 efforts of Institutions in Albania and Serbia ...

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, on significant progress in implementing ...

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.   “The Western Balkans partners, in cooperation ...

When #stayinghome does not mean #beingsafe…

While domestic violence is on the rise during COVID-19 crisis, specific circumstances under the lockdown require increased alertness and immediate response to the risks related to the presence of firearms in domestic violence context. ...