Mosaic logoMOSAIC 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 were developed by the UN, benefitting from the very best technical advice from experts around the world. MOSAIC is a completely voluntary toolkit. MOSAIC supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 16 to promote peaceful, just and inclusive societies and its target 16.4 that includes a significant reduction in illicit arms flows.