Improvement of data and SALW collection practices and SALW related investigations

The project, implemented by UNDP North Macedonia, builds upon previously implemented activities as well as the identified risks, needs, and priorities of North Macedonia. It aims to improve implementation of the Information Management System (IMS) of the Ministry of the Interior that enables the gathering of SALW related data, with a particular focus on data collection related to domestic violence involving firearms. It also aims to improve the analytical capabilities of the Forensics Department through the provision of specialized equipment and training, as well as improve weapons warehouse management and tracing capacities leading to a decreased risk of the proliferation of SALW and improved security.

The project contributes to Roadmap Goals 2, 4, 5, and 7 and key performance indicators 2, 3, 8, 10, and 13 of the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons and their ammunition in the Western Balkans.

Budget: US$ 513,600

Implementing Period: December 2022 - December 2023