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Modular Small-Arms-Control Implementation Compendium (MOSAIC)



MOSAIC is a set of voluntary, practical guidance notes that each combine the best small-arms expertise in succinct, operational advice. MOSAIC is the result of a decade of coordinated work within the UN system. Modules from the compendium are used in well over half of Member States, assisting authorities around the world to improve their small-arms control measures.

MOSAIC translates into practice the objectives of key global agreements aiming to prevent the illicit trade, destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, including:

  • the Programme of Action on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons
  • the International Tracing Instrument
  • the Firearms Protocol supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
  • the Arms Trade Treaty.

MOSAIC modules are based on good practices, codes of conduct and standard operating procedures that have been developed at (sub-)regional levels. They are based on the very best technical advice from experts around the world.

MOSAIC also supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 16 to promote peaceful, just and inclusive societies and its indicator 16.4 that includes a significant reduction in illicit arms flows.

For all MOSAIC modules and reports visit the UNODA website here.

 

 

 

MOSAIC Factsheet
MOSAIC Small arms and light weapons in the context of Security Sector Reform (2020)
MOSAIC Small arms and light weapons control in the context of Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (2020)
MOSAIC 3.30 National regulation of civilian access to small arms and light weapons
MOSAIC 3.30 Réglementation nationale de l’accès des civils aux armes légères et de petit calibre (FRA)
MOSAIC 3.40 National coordinating mechanisms on small arms and light weapons control
MOSAIC 3.40 Mécanismes de coordination nationaux relatifs au contrôle des armes légères et de petit calibre (FRA)
MOSAIC 6.10 Women, men and the gendered nature of small arms and light weapons
MOSAIC 6.10 Les femmes, les hommes et la nature liée au genre des armes légères et de petit calibre
MOSAIC 6.10 Mujeres, hombres y la naturaleza de género de las armas pequeñas y ligeras
MOSAIC 6.20 Children, adolescents, youth and small arms and light weapons
MOSAIC 6.20 Enfants, adolescents, jeunes et armes légères et de petit calibre
MOSAIC 6.20 Enfants, adolescents, jeunes et armes légères et de petit calibre
Modular Small-Arms-Control Implementation Compendium (MOSAIC)

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