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Coordination and Security Sector Reform - An Overview of Policy Documents on Donor Coordination

Coordination has been widely recognized in both the SSR and international community as a crucial element to reform and development processes. Within the SSR context, coordination can improve effectiveness, credibility, management and sustainability of projects and programmes as well as minimize duplication efforts and unnecessary spending.

To further support coordination mechanisms, the international community conducted and produced a variety of high levels fora, conferences and policy documents. These include:

• The Rome Declaration for Harmonisation (2002)
• The Paris Declaration (2005)
• The Accra Agenda (2008)
• The Intergovernmental 3C Conference (2009)
• The Busan Agreement (2011)

This executive summary prepared by ISSAT will provide a brief overview of these policy documents.

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Media & SSR – A Practical Note for Enhancing Reforms

This ISSAT practical note describes how, as 'partners in responsibility', media and security actors must reconceptualise their engagement strategies to move beyond crisis messaging and to enhance media capacity, facilitating an outcome-oriented understanding of security contexts and trends. It further suggests key entry points for both media and security actors to address this challenge. 

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United Nations SSR Newsletter, no. 26, January-August 2017

The latest UN Security Sector Reform newsletter covers the period January to August 2017 and highlights:

  • High-Level Conference on the Role of SSR in Sustaining Peace: Challenges and Opportunities
  • High-level dialogue on global experiences in SSR: Implications for the UN SSR agenda
  • Expert-level Discussion on SSR in Mali
  • Annual  Inter-Agency SSR Task  force  WORKSHOP
  • Supporting the Reform of the Somali Security Sector
  • Reminiscence from the field: Guinea 
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Georgian parliamentary election: the Security Sector Reform

A crucial topic on the national agenda, the reform of the security sector in Georgia is likely to influence the October political ballots for the 2016 election.

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The SDG16 Data Initiative 2017 Global Report

The SDG16 Data Initiative (SDG16DI) is a project that supports the open tracking of progress towards the twelve SDG16 targets through a consortium of the Global Forum for Media Development, Governance Data Alliance, Institute for Economics and Peace, International IDEA, Namati, Open Society Foundations, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Results for Development, Saferworld, Small Arms Survey, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, TAP Network, Transparency International, and the World Justice Project. The Global Report is intended to provide governments, UN officials, and civil society stakeholders with a resource that will help them track progress on SDG16 targets, and provide an evidence base to help policymakers identify gaps and shortcomings in both implementing and monitoring SDG16.

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