For a brief introduction to the OSCE SALW and SCA assistance mechanism see the following short films: Securing arms and ammunition | OSCE and Promoting Security and Stability: OSCE assistance on small arms and light weapons | OSCE
The Forum for Security Co-operation, which is the OSCE decision-making body dealing with politico-military aspects of security, contributes to these efforts by developing documents on CSBMs, including those regulating transfers of conventional arms, and establishing principles governing non-proliferation. The Forum oversees the implementation of the SALW and SCA assistance mechanism as described in the OSCE documents on SALW and SCA. These landmark documents in SALW control and governance commits OSCE participating States to a set of agreed norms, principles and measures covering all aspects of SALW and SCA control. The Forum also discusses and develops norms and provides practical assistance to address the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons.
A number of OSCE field operations are active in the area of SALW and SCA control. They co-operate with national governments and international organizations. Their activities include: