Promoting Small Arms Control in the Private Security Sector

This project seeks to promote good governance of the armed private security sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through the implementation of internationally-accepted standards, norms, and good practices for small arms control and private security legislation and regulation. The national authorities, private security companies, and industry associations targeted in this project benefit from the delivery of tools and specialized capacity-building, and advisory and technical support.

This project combines regionally-focused policy research and tool development with practical advisory, technical and capacity-building support in different countries with the aim of:

  • Prevent small arms and ammunition belonging to private security companies (PSC) from being stolen, trafficked and/or used in crimes.
  • Support governments in their efforts to develop mechanisms for good governance over the Private Security Services (PSS).
  • Disseminate good practices by governments in overseeing PSCs and mechanisms of self-regulation in the same sector.
  • Promote implementation of international standards through physical security and stockpile management of arms and ammunition by PSCs and through the secondary marking of PSC-held small arms.
  • Accompany and verify the destruction of small arms no longer needed by PSCs.

News

Central America and the Dominican Republic assess progress and challenges in the regulation and control of private security

5 Apr 18

UNLIREC and Government of El Salvador complete final phase of small arms control assistance aimed at private security companies operating in El Salvador

25 Apr 16

UNLIREC and Mexico launch collaborative effort to strengthen arms and ammunition control in the private security sector

13 Mar 18

UNLIREC and Peruvian government strengthen small arms and ammunition stockpile management by private security companies

3 Jan 16

UNLIREC and SUCAMEC facilitate the incorporation of international arms control standards in private security firms in Peru

22 Jul 15

UNLIREC assists Government of El Salvador in marking private security company weapons

14 Mar 16

UNLIREC carries out PSSM workshop for Private Security Company Personnel in Jamaica

27 Nov 18

UNLIREC carries out international seminar and finalizes first phase of its private security assistance project  

16 Mar 16

UNLIREC conducts a Seminar on the Control of Firearm and Ammunition Import Control for Private Security Companies in Costa Rica

27 Mar 19

UNLIREC continues strengthening arms control in the private security sector in Mexico

21 May 18

UNLIREC continues to strengthen arms control in the private security sector in Guatemala

7 Oct 17

UNLIREC continues to strengthen arms control in the private security sector in Jamaica

15 May 18

UNLIREC contributes to strengthening private security sector in El Salvador

11 Jul 16

Building capacity and promoting public security: UNLIREC supports the destruction of arms and ammunition in the Dominican Republic

19 Nov 12

UNLIREC delivers training on international standards on stockpile management for private security companies in Peru

15 Nov 16

UNLIREC donates bullet trap to private security entities operating in Peru to improve physical security of firearms and ammunition depots

26 May 16

UNLIREC helps modernize arms depots of national control entity responsible for private security services

6 Feb 16

UNLIREC holds multi-sectoral dialogue on the use of force in private security companies

17 May 17

UNLIREC launches new project on adapting international arms and ammunition control standards to the needs of Private Security Companies in El Salvador

28 Jul 15

UNLIREC launches project to strengthen arms and ammunition control among private security sector in Costa Rica

21 Sep 16

UNLIREC launches project to support Private Security Companies in Peru in the management of their weapons stockpiles

18 Jun 15

UNLIREC makes progress in implementation of activities aimed at strengthening stockpile management by private security sector in El Salvador

23 Nov 15

UNLIREC provides assistance to strengthen national capacities in the regulation and control of private security in the Dominican Republic

16 Mar 19

UNLIREC provides training to private security companies in stockpile management and storage of arms and ammunition in Mexico

12 Mar 18

UNLIREC provides training to promote the effective and transparent management of weapons and ammunition in the private security sector in Guatemala

23 Feb 17

UNLIREC shares good practices on arms control within the private security sector in Costa Rica

21 Sep 16

UNLIREC steps up its stockpile management assistance to private security companies in two Peruvian provinces

4 Nov 16

UNLIREC supports strengthening of stockpile management among the private security sector in Costa Rica

21 Nov 16

UNLIREC undertakes workshop on arms and ammunition control for private security sector in El Salvador

30 Jul 15