The Handbook of Best Practices on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is a set of guidelines developed by the Forum for Security and Co-operation to help cut down the amount of illegally-held weaponry in circulation.
The Handbook is one of the most comprehensive manuals to-date on SALW that provides a set of best practice guides relating to all stages of a gun's life, starting with manufacture and finishing with destruction and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.
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National Controls over Manufacture of Small Arms and Light Weapons
Marking, Record-keeping and Traceability of Small Arms and Light Weapons
National Procedures for Stockpile Management and Security
National Control of Brokering Activities
Export Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons
Definition and Indicators of a Surplus of Small Arms and Light Weapons
National Procedures for the Destruction of Small Arms and Light Weapons
Best Practice Guide on Small Arms and Light Weapons in Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DD&R) Processes