Regional Training on Open Case File

On 21 October 2019, SEESAC in cooperation with UK’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) organized the Regional Training on Open Case File addressed to ballistic experts from South East Europe. The training facilitated discussions ...

42 firearm-related incidents took place in the region last week

The Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) recorded 42 firearm-related incidents that took place in the region from 7 to 13 October 2019.

These are some of the incidents captured on our platform:     About the AVMP The AVMP monitors firearms-related incidents happening in South East Europe. Established in 2014, the AVMP collects detailed data from the media reports and reports ...

Women’s participation in Security Sector Reform is a Value in its Own

The panel discussion “Promoting inclusion of Women in crisis management missions”, co-organized by UNDP SEESAC and the Slovak OSCE Chairmanship at the Belgrade Security Forum on 17 October 2019 emphasized the necessity for integrating ...

Practitioners from the Albanian State Police enhanced their knowledge on the physical security and stockpile management of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition

On 18 October 2019, twenty experts from the Albanian State Police (ASP) completed a week-long targeted National Course on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their Ammunition. The ...

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

Chisinau, 3-4 October 2019   Twenty representatives of the National Army of Moldova successfully completed two-day gender awareness training delivered by Gender Equality Trainers from the Armed Forces (AFs) in the Western Balkans. The ...

Gender Coach Programme for Advancing Gender Equality in the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro

In close cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro (MoD), UNDP SEESAC launched the Gender Coach Programme, an innovative approach that enables participants to become leaders in integrating gender into their operations and ...

Eleventh workshop of the Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction

About 40 physical and stockpile security management (PSSM) practitioners from South East Europe attended the Eleventh workshop of the Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction to discuss and share good practices on progress and challenges related to conventional weapons and munitions stockpile reduction in South East Europe.

The RASR initiative has been established in 2009 by the US State Department and currently funded by the European Union under the framework of the EU COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2016/2356. It aims for a coordinated, regional approach to address ...

New SALW control projects are initiated in support of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap

UNDP Offices in the Western Balkans will implement new projects on topics ranging from countering illicit arms trafficking to mainstreaming gender in SALW control, in the framework of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap.

Eight new projects will be implemented by UNDP Offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo* in the area of small arms and light weapons (SALW) control, in the period 2019-2021, for a total ...

Further steps taken towards small arms and light weapons legislation harmonization

Two workshops were organized with the aim to support the drafting of the changes of the Laws on weapons, using the results of the analysis of the level of harmonization of national legal frameworks on arms control with the EU legislative framework, ...

A joint effort of the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces in the Western Balkans to develop a regional Manual on combating gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse

Eight representatives from the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces of BiH, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia met in the first regional meeting of the Working Group to initiate development of the regional Manual on combating gender-based ...