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 ...

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 transfer of small arms and light weapons to ...

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. ...

Gender Equality Trainers from the Armed Forces in the Western Balkans Support their Peers in Moldova

Chisinau, 9 – 12 March 2020 UNDP SEESAC supported the Senior Leader Seminar (SLS) and Gender Focal Point (GFP) training for the Ministry of Defence and the National Army of Moldova, organized by the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations ...

Extension of deadline: 2nd Call for project proposals in the context of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi-Partner Trust Fund

Update 18 March 2020: The Steering Committee of the Western Balkans SALW Control MPTF approved today the extension of the deadline for submitting projects proposals within the call by one month, from 31 March to 30 April 2020. The decision ...

UNDP and UNODC join forces in support of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap

Four new projects in the area of small arms and light weapons (SALW) control will be initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Kosovo* and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) ...

Ministry of Defense and the Serbian Armed Forces committed to increase capacities of Persons of Trust

Borkovac, 10 – 11 March 2020 Twenty-one Persons of Trust in the Ministry of Defence of Serbia (MoD) and Serbian Armed Forces (SAF) increased their capacities through the third seminar organized at the request of the MoD and delivered by UNDP ...

Regional Steering Group (RSG) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) holds its annual meeting in Belgrade

Gathering annually since 2002, the Regional Steering Group (RSG) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) takes stock on progress in the implementation of the Regional Implementation Plan on Combating Proliferation of Small Arms and Light ...

SEESAC presented the Gender Coach Programme within the Conference on the Western Balkans’ SALW Control Roadmap

The Berlin Conference, saw SEESAC presenting the results achieved in the first year of implementation of the Roadmap for comprehensive Small Arms and Light Weapons Control in the Western Balkans. The Roadmap for a sustainable solution ...