Republic of Macedonia
Ministry of interior
Measures and activities
for arms violence prevention and
control of Small Arms ...
Arms violence prevention and reduction
• Projects in the field of prevention:
- 2007- 2008 “The bullets are not greetings”...
National Commission for Small Arms and
Light Weapons in Republic of Macedonia
• National strategy and Action Plan adopted ...
Aim and role
of the National SALW Commission
• Aim: To secure a safer environment and control small arms
and light weapons...
The objectives of the National SALW
Commission
• Objectives:
• ensure general safety and personal security of the citizens...
SALW control
• SALW control is a complex process, in which there are many
components; they must interact adequately.
• The...
Functional areas of SALW
control intervention
FUNCTIONAL AREAS LEAD MINISTRY OTHER STAKEHOLDERS
(a) (b) (c) (d)
1 Cross Bo...
Future activities for SALW control
• Transpose the UN and EU Legislation in our
Laws and practical implementation of new
a...
Thank you for your attention
Dusko Ivanov
National Focal Point for SALW
from the Ministry of interior
of the Republic of M...
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Dusko Ivanov, Ministry of Interior, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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"Controlling the tools of violence"
Regional Review Conference on the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development
Geneva, Switzerland | 8-9 July 2014

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Dusko Ivanov, Ministry of Interior, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  1. 1. Republic of Macedonia Ministry of interior Measures and activities for arms violence prevention and control of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Republic of Macedonia Geneva 08-09 July 2014 Dusko Ivanov National Focal point for SALW from Ministry of interior
  2. 2. Arms violence prevention and reduction • Projects in the field of prevention: - 2007- 2008 “The bullets are not greetings”; - 2009 “Elections without weapons” and “ Be careful celebratory bullets kill”; - 2010 “Fights against arms violence” and “Preventing the use of firearms at weddings and other celebrations”; - 2011 four projects: “Weapons are not for celebrations, bullets are not greetings cards”; Consequences of the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnics assets”; “Pyrotechnic is not a toy”; “Happy and safe 2012 year – family friendly and socializing”; - 2012 “Be a star and do not throw firecrackers” and “Safety in schools” - 2013 “Legal socialization of youth”
  3. 3. National Commission for Small Arms and Light Weapons in Republic of Macedonia • National strategy and Action Plan adopted by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in 2005 year; • The efforts of the government of Republic of Macedonia is to prevent, control and eradicate the proliferation of illicit weapons in accordance with the regional and international initiatives, standards and documents on control over weapons, ammunition and explosive materials.
  4. 4. Aim and role of the National SALW Commission • Aim: To secure a safer environment and control small arms and light weapons within society in order to promote the conditions for improvement of the general security in the country. • The primary role of the national SALW commission: The planning, coordination, direction and monitoring of all appropriate SALW control interventions at the national level in order to secure a safer environment and control small arms and light weapons within society thereby creating the conditions for improvement of the general security in the country.
  5. 5. The objectives of the National SALW Commission • Objectives: • ensure general safety and personal security of the citizens; • reduction of the number of weapons and ammunition accidents; • reduction of the number of weapons available to criminals; • control of legal weapons through national legislation and registration; • raising public awareness of the problem and engage different communities; • reduction and disruption of the transfer and illicit trade of weapons on the black market; • reduction of the visibility of weapons in the community, and change the culture of weapons; • monitoring and suggestion to amend the legal regulations in order to prevent and sanction the illegal weapons possession; and • use of specific SALW control interventions as a launch framework for future capacity building and sustainable development.
  6. 6. SALW control • SALW control is a complex process, in which there are many components; they must interact adequately. • The National Action Plan is subject of continuous review to reflect the progress of the various component s contained within it.
  7. 7. Functional areas of SALW control intervention FUNCTIONAL AREAS LEAD MINISTRY OTHER STAKEHOLDERS (a) (b) (c) (d) 1 Cross Border Control Ministry of Interior Ministry of Finances- Customs 2 Legislative and Regulatory Issues Ministry of Interior Legislation Secretariat 3 Management Information and SALW Survey Ministry of Interior Ministry of Defence 4 SALW Awareness and Communications Strategy Ministry of Interior Ministry of Education 5 SALW Collection (Weapons) (Ammunition) Ministry of Interior Ministry of Defence 6 SALW Destruction (Weapons) (Ammunition) Ministry of Defence Ministry of Interior 7 SALW Stockpile Management Issues Ministry of Defence All Ministries that possess weapons 8 Security Sector Reform (SSR) Issues Ministry of Interior Ministry of Defence Government of the RM Ministry of Finance
  8. 8. Future activities for SALW control • Transpose the UN and EU Legislation in our Laws and practical implementation of new amendments of Laws; • Collection and destruction of seized and confiscated weapons; • Arise public awareness at the citizen in the Republic of Macedonia about using the SALW; • Implementation of the ratified Arms Trade Treaty.
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention Dusko Ivanov National Focal Point for SALW from the Ministry of interior of the Republic of Macedonia Contact: tel.+389 70 330 189 e-mail: dusko_ivanov@moi.gov.mk

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