Small Arms Survey

The Small Arms Survey provides expertise on all aspects of small arms and armed violence.

The Small Arms Survey strengthens the capacity of governments and practitioners to reduce illicit arms flows and armed violence through three mutually reinforcing activities: the generation of policy-relevant knowledge, the development of authoritative resources and tools, and the provision of training and other services.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

How we work

The Small Arms Survey (SAS) is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It provides information on all aspects of small arms and armed violence, as a resource for governments, policy-makers, researchers, and activists, as well as research on small arms issues.

... and why

The survey monitors national and international initiatives (governmental and non-governmental), and acts as a forum and clearinghouse for the sharing of information. It also disseminates best practice measures and initiatives dealing with small arms issues.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Monitoring und Evaluation
Politische Angelegenheiten und Friedenssicherung

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Friedensförderung und menschliche Sicherheit


Geneva, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation


Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Zwischen 20 und 50

Outside Switzerland:

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