The aim of the event is to deliberate on what collective actions need to be undertaken by the international community in the short and long-term to help ensure that we develop the enabling conditions to progressively achieve the various security goals and targets as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The debate will also consider how security and justice reform can also make a meaningful contribution to the wider development endeavours and goals as outlined in the SDGs. The event will ultimately help to inform ongoing national and international policy deliberations regarding the various goals while also identify actionable steps that can improve the contributions and relevance of SSR to the wider SDGs agenda.
The informal working breakfast debate on the security development nexus will take place on the sidelines of the United Nations Development Summit which is taking place from 25-27 September 2015. The event will provide an opportunity for leading policymakers to collectively discuss the implications, opportunities, and significance of the landmark decision to integrate security and justice amongst the SDGs.
UN DPKO’s Criminal Law and Judiciary Advice Service (CLJAS) is keen to develop an online course on the provision of Justice Support in post-conflict and fragile environments. Currently, CLJAS conducts several face-to-face trainings on the subject. It is hoped that the online course will be a cost-effective manner to reach out to a broader audience, while also promoting a common understanding on UN Justice Support.
The UN and the World Bank have requested DCAF's support in their upcoming study on the prevention of violent conflict. DCAF, as subject matter experts, has been requested to contribute its knowledge of how SSR has supported prevention. DCAF will provide the UN and the World Bank with a short paper setting out examples and evidence of how SSR has supported the prevention of conflict. This will enable the UN and the World Bank to include examples of how SSR has contributed to prevention in their report.