'You have removed the devil from our door'. An assessment of the UNDP small arms and light weapons control (SALWC) project in Albania.

Release date: 2003-09

The Small Arms and Light Weapons Control (SALWC) project was undertaken in 2002-2003 by UNDP in co-operation with the Albanian government, at a programme cost to the international community of US$ 3.4 million. Its objectives were to help remove illegally held weapons and explosives from the population, to make the population more aware of the dangers of the illegal possession of such items and to enhance the ability of the authorities to control the private possession of arms and ammunition.
This report concludes that the project was successful in meeting these objectives.