United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO)

United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. It is comprised of civilian, police and military personnel. In addition to maintaining peace and security, peacekeepers are increasingly charged with assisting in political processes; reforming judicial systems; training law enforcement and police forces; disarming and reintegrating former combatants; supporting the return of internally displaced persons and refugees.

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Mapping and Assessment of Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies in Post-Conflict Settings

mandate in Unspecified Country 15/10/2010 - 30/11/2011

The mapping and assessment of police and other Law Enforcement Agencies, and justice and corrections institutions are important tools in planning, implementing and evaluating mandates of UN peace operations designed to advise, assist and support the host-state authorities in ensuring security and strengthening the rule of law.

To date, the rule of law sector in most post-conflict contexts has been mapped and assessed in an ad hoc manner, with varying results.  In order to ensure that mapping and assessment activities are carried out more methodically and effectively, DPKO OROLSI (Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions) seeks to develop guidelines for mapping and assessing police and other law enforcement agencies, in addition to justice and corrections institutions, in post conflict settings.  The drafted guidelines will set out basic principles and provide a step-by-step methodology for mapping and assessment exercises including their planning, implementation and follow up.

The draft guidelines will be developed by ISSAT under the overall guidance of OROLSI.

Mandate

Capacity support to the UN DPKO/Police Division for strengthening recruitment, deployment and rotation

mandate in United Nations 01/05/2010 - 30/07/2010

The increasing complexity of United Nations and more specifically, United Nations police mandates has resulted in a greater need to identify the appropriate capacity required for policing missions in an international environment. United Nations police officers need to have a comprehensive understanding of complex law enforcement activities, police reform in post-conflict contexts, links to broader security and justice reform and how to work within an integrated mission environment. 

With capacity needs doubling from 8,300 in January 2006 to 16,500 in January 2010, and by 500 per cent in the past decade, United Nations police have found it increasingly difficult to be able provide adequate strategic guidance and advice regarding capacity development and deployment reflecting the new challenges faced on the ground. A new ‘Police Selection and Recruitment Section’ within the Police Division will be responsible for selecting and recruiting candidates for United Nations police positions.

ISSAT has supported an initial capacity needs assessment that has resulted in the prioritising of needs, responses, and the subsequent adoption of an action plan by the United Nations DPKO/Police Division. The main objective of this request is to support the Police Selection and Recruitment Section of the Police Division in executing its action plan.

DCAF/ISSAT was requested to assist the Police Division in overcoming one of its most critical challenges facing both UNPOL but also bilateral policing programme: fostering the necessary change of behaviour by Police Contributing Countries and their understanding of the capacity needed to support the United Nations police in peacekeeping operations to implement its mandate. This request also links to the UNPOL mandate on providing support to review United Nations police activities in peacekeeping operations.

DCAF/ISSAT support consisted of: 

  • Monitoring/Coaching with regard to the implementation of the draft action plan (developed as part of the previous mandate)
  • Assisting in drafting of an overarching Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) (through a consultative process) on Recruitment, Selection, Deployment and Rotation of UNPOL seconded mission staff. This SOP shall redefine the criterion for Police Contributing Countries (PCC) staff contributions and enhanced routines for deployment. 
  • Support UNPOL to design and organise a workshop with Permanent Mission of Police Contributing Countries together with UN POL on the new SOP.

In order to meet the mission objectives, several phases of activities will be required.

Phase I – Review of existing UN material

Phase II – Field Missions: Missions to the police component of UN peacekeeping mission will be undertaken to review the role played by the UN police. After each mission preliminary reports will be shared with the Police Department (PD) and Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) to feed into their policy development process.

Phase III – Final Report – will be developed and submitted to PD/OROLSI providing recommendations to be integrated into the SDF process.

Mandate

Support to DPKO Field Research in Burundi and DRC as Part of UN project to Operationalise Linkages between DDR and SSR

United Nations mandate in Burundi 01/09/2008 - 31/01/2009

DPKO requested that ISSAT contribute to a UN project to explore the linkages between DDR and SSR and draw relevant lessons learned and guidance for future DDR and SSR activities. 2 ISSAT Associate SSR advisors are requested to conduct field missions in Burundi and DRC.

Mandate

Support to DPKO Field Research in Burundi and DRC as Part of UN Project to Operationalise Linkages between DDR and SSR

United Nations mandate in DRC 01/09/2008 - 31/01/2009

DPKO requested that ISSAT contribute to a UN project to explore the linkages between DDR and SSR and draw relevant lessons learned and guidance for future DDR and SSR activities. This mandate links into the ongoing work being undertaken by UNDP, DPKO and DCAF within the UNs inter-agency working group on DDR, to develop a module on the nexus between DDR and SSR for the UN’s Integrated DDR standards (IDDRS). 

Mandate

Support to the UN DPKO and DPA on DPKO Policy for Police and Elections Activities

United Nations mandate in United Nations 01/02/2009 - 31/05/2009

A joint request was received from the Police Division (PD) in the Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within DPKO, in collaboration with the Electoral Assistance Division within DPA, to develop a short operational policy on police assistance during electoral processes. The process of developing the guidance included:

  • Gathering and reviewing existing information (lessons learned, reports, manual, etc.)
  • Meeting and consulting with relevant partners (EU, OSCE, IDEA, etc.)
  • Internal ISSAT brainstorming
  • Drafting a concept note with the underpinning principles for the guidance
  • PD/OROLSI to assist in convening a workshop with various UN stakeholders to discuss the concept note
  • PD/OROLSI to provide consolidated feedback from the workshop and substantial comments on the concept note
  • Drafting the policy and submit to PD/OROLSI for final review and adoption within DPKO.

In virtually all peacekeeping operations in which United Nations Police (UNPOL) have been deployed, the police component has been asked to assist in preparing for and during elections (being responsible for security in all phases of elections, a variety of protection tasks including protecting facilities, convoys, or candidates). While tailoring police electoral assistance to specific circumstances is unavoidable, some generally applicable guidance – types of tasks and principles that guide them – should be in place to help design police electoral assistance programmes in accordance with basic international standards.

Mandate

Support the building of UN Capacity in the Area of ‘National Security Strategy Development’

United Nations mandate in United Nations 29/06/2009 - 30/06/2009

Following a request by the SSR Unit of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations to develop its capacity to facilitate  national efforts to develop a National Security Strategy, ISSAT organised a two-day training session for SSR Unit personnel from 29-30 June at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Main objectives of the training included:

  • The development of the SSR Unit’s capacity to facilitate local efforts to develop a National Security Strategy;
  • The training of UN officials to deliver training on NSS;

The training was to equip participants with a comparative understanding of how NSSs may be structured and generated. It was to review the challenges and opportunities of NSS processes, while analyzing the vision and values that guide a country’s approach to security. The training was also to review more technical aspects related to the development of a Security Sector Development Plan such as costing, prioritizing and sequencing. 

Mandate

Support to the UNDPKO on DPKO Policy for Police and Elections Activities

United Nations mandate in United Nations 01/07/2009 - 02/07/2009

Given the increasing demand within peacekeeping operations for UNPOL assistance in the preparation for and during elections, the Police Division in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within DPKO requested the assistance of ISSAT to develop its capacity on the facilitation of national efforts to develop a National Security Strategy.

UNPOL, in collaboration with ISSAT, organised a two-day workshop that brought together participants from the Police Division, the OROLSI, DPKO and DPA to develop a short operational policy outlining types of tasks and general principles that should guide UNPOL’s activities in the field of electoral assistance.

Key objectives of the workshop will include:

  • Gather and review existing information (lessons learned, reports, manual, etc.)
  • Meet and consult with relevant partners (EU, OSCE, IDEA, etc.)
  • Draft a concept note with the underpinning principles for the guidance
  • Draft the policy and submit to PD/OROLSI for final review and adoption within DPKO.
Mandate

Roll Out of UN SSR Training to the Standing Police Capacity and UN Police Division

United Nations mandate in United Nations 04/07/2009 - 04/07/2009

The UN Inter-Agency SSR Taskforce was in the process of developing its approach to SSR sensitization and training. ISSAT assisted in the development of the UN approach to SSR sensitisation and training, including the initial roll-out phase to UN staff and the development of SSR trainers from the Inter-Agency Taskforce.

Through the Chair of the Taskforce, i.e. DPKO, ISSAT was requested to provide assistance in a further roll out of the course to personnel of the UN Police Division and the Standing Police Capacity. In tandem with this mission support was provided for the further development of UN SSR training modules. 

Mandate

Support to UN Senior SSR Practitioners Workshop

United Nations mandate in United Nations 20/07/2009 - 25/07/2009

On behalf of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSR, the SSR Unit in DPKO requested ISSAT’s assistance to support the running of the upcoming UN Senior SSR Practitioners Workshop.

Participants included the senior SSR staff from peacekeeping missions, DPA, UNDP, UNIFEM and OHCHR missions/field offices/regional offices, as well as representatives from the African Union and European Union. Representatives from all IASSRTF members at the expert-level were also in attendance. 

The workshop focused on the theme of "national ownership and partnership building", which has been highlighted by UN field staff as a major challenge in their work to support national SSR efforts.

Objectives

  1. To explore the issues of national ownership and partnership building, by discussing common challenges in the field, lessons learned and strategies/tools for effective support.
  2. To provide train-the-trainer training on the “one-day sensitisation briefing and the United Nations emerging approach” developed by the inter-agency SSR Task Force.
  3. To review progress and further discuss the United Nations emerging approach to SSR, including identification of immediate needs and priorities.
  4. To further develop a "knowledge and practice network" among actors involved in SSR.
Mandate

UN Sensitisation Training on Security Sector Reform for UN staff, National Authorities and Bi/Multi-Lateral Actors in the DRC

United Nations mandate in DRC 18/11/2009 - 23/11/2009

Following a request made by the SSR Coordinator of MONUC, the SSR Unit of UN DPKO requested ISSAT’s assistance in conducting five one-day sensitisation briefings for UN staff, national authorities and bi/multi-lateral actors in the DRC. This request followed support provided to the Senior SSR Practitioners Workshop (July 2009) where the UN sensitisation course was offered to all missions and country teams. MONUC requested that the sensitisation briefing sessions be tailored to the following audiences: 1) Staff from MONUC and the UN Country Team as well as major bilateral partners; 2) Representatives of the PNC, the FARDC, and security sector-related national authorities, including oversight bodies; 3) Representatives of the National Youth Council, possibly in partnership with UNICEF; 4) Representatives of the private sector and legal professions; and 5) Representatives of non-governmental organizations and the media.

Mandate

UN – AU Training on Security Sector Reform

United Nations mandate in AFRICA 02/11/2009 - 06/11/2009

The African Union requested assistance from DPKO’s SSR Unit to run a 2-day SSR orientation workshop for its personnel. DPKO’s SSR Unit, on behalf of the SSR Task Force, followed up with a request to ISSAT to support the design and roll-out of this training course at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. 

The training programme aimed to develop the AU’s capacity on SSR and targeted middle- and senior-level personnel working on SSR and related issues within the AU secretariat, field missions and permanent observer offices. Key objectives of the training included:

  • To increase participants’ awareness and understanding of security sector reform (SSR), as well as both the African Union and the United Nations emerging approaches to SSR.
  • To articulate challenges, lessons learned and requirements for the African Union’s support in the area of SSR.
  • To identify potential principles for SSR inAfrica, which could be used in the further development of an African Union approach to SSR.
  • To enhance the African Union’s capacity to “deliver as one” effective and holistic SSR support to sub-regional organizations and national authorities.
  • To begin the process of developing a SSR Community of Practice within the African Union by promoting active membership across the Organisation.
Mandate

Briefing on Security Sector Scoping Missions for Somali Experts

United Nations mandate in Somalia 10/01/2011 - 12/01/2011

The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia requested the UN to support the team of 18 Somali experts who have been tasked to conduct “a two-week scoping mission on security sector development [SSD] in Somalia”. The objective of this scoping mission was “to ensure Somali SSD experts are available to provide strategic advisory support to the TFG in the process of reviewing and implementing the National Security and Stabilization Plan (NSSP)”. The objective of this ISSAT project was to support the DPKO SSR Unit in delivering a briefing to those 18 experts, all former Somali defence and security officers, about tools and methods that they could use for their scoping mission.

The briefing on security sector scoping missions took place on 11 January 2011, at UNPOS in Nairobi, Kenya.  This briefing was part of a larger workshop during which the 18 Somali experts were introduced to the roles and approaches of the UN, UNPOS, UNDP, AMISOM, UNSOA, EU and US in supporting SSD in Somalia, and to the joint UN-AU-EU-US Security Sector Assessment of Somalia of late 2009. The briefing introduced participants to basic tools for conducting security sector scoping missions and put them through a practical exercise that will further familiarise them with those tools. Finally, ISSAT was expected to support the SSR Unit on 12 January 2011 in advising the Somali experts, as relevant, on the actual planning of their scoping work in Somalia.

Mandate

Review of UN Police Activity in Peacekeeping Operations

United Nations mandate in United Nations 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011

ISSAT assisted UNDPKO to conduct a review of police activities within peacekeeping contexts with the aim of generating a better understanding how a remit such as “reform and restructuring” is approached and operationalized.  This knowledge was to enable the UN to better define appropriate tasks for UN police officers, to better gauge which tasks were feasible in a given conflict area or how they should be shaped, to select and train suitable personnel accordingly.

The review was conducted in parallel with and inform the development of the Strategic Doctrinal Framework for international police peacekeeping (SDF).

In order to meet the mission objectives, several phases of activities were required.

  • Phase I – Review of existing UN material
  • Phase II – Field Missions - Field missions to the police component of UN peacekeeping mission were undertaken to review the role played by the UN police. After each mission preliminary reports will be shared with the PD/OROLSI to feed into their policy development process.
  • Phase III – a Final Report was developed and submitted to PD/OROLSI providing recommendations which were integrated into the SDF process.
Mandate

Study on Legal Aid in Haiti - Bureaux d’Assistance Légale (BAL) : Lessons Learned

mandate in Haiti 23/01/2017 - 30/04/2017

Legal aid has been at the core of the engagement of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the rule of law (RoL) sector since 2007 to help increase stability and security in the country. In particular, the Mission has been working with other international partners in order to expand the establishment of the Bureaux d’Assistance Légale (BAL) across Haiti.

A key partner of MINUSTAH, in this regard, is the Haiti Justice Sector Strengthening Programme (JSSP/USAID), funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). To facilitate the access of Haitians, particularly those who are indigent and vulnerable, to legal advice, legal representation and mediation services, JSSP/USAID aims to support improvements to the BAL and explore alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Managed by the local bar associations, the general objectives of the BAL are to:

  • Provide legal assistance to indigent persons including those held in pre-trial detention;
  • Reduce the length of pre-trial detention;
  • Reduce the level of violence and criminality in disadvantaged neighbourhoods;
  • Ensure that access to justice is respected as a right, and that it is systematically enforced in criminal proceedings;
  • Deliver civic education, including the training of community leaders; and
  • Provide mediation services as an alternative dispute resolution method.

As MINUSTAH proceeds with its transitional planning and JSSP/USAID plans further support to legal aid, in light of the need for further improvement, the streamlining of procedures and methodology, as well as the strengthening of programme coordination, development and operational effectiveness, it is opportune to take stock of the good practices and lessons learned from the BAL initiatives.

 

Such a lessons learned study will feed into planning for the MINUSTAH transition and help to consolidate the legacy of the United Nations in developing the rule of law sector in Haiti. It will also help inform the DPKO Headquarters, other United Nations peace operations and United Nations funds and programs regarding the approaches applied in Haiti.

Mandate

Defence Sector Reform (DSR) Expert Workshop

mandate in Belgium 09/11/2016 - 02/12/2016

Building on the mechanism of the informal dialogue on Defence Sector Reform (DSR)  established between the three organizations, the workshop aims to provide a platform for exchange among experts and practitioners from the UN, EU and NATO. The workshop also presents an opportunity to expand the dialogue to other actors in the area of DSR, in particular the African Union and the Economics Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The workshop provides an opportunity to the appointed DSR focal points and relevant experts from partner organizations to identify practical challenges and possible approaches to enhance cooperation throughout the planning, implementation and monitoring of DSR support. This is intended to place the focus of the discussion on issues arising in practical cooperation, to ensure a more effective and efficient delivery of DSR in the field.

Mandate

External review of the functions, structure and capacity of the UN Police Division

In his implementation report, and following the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) report of 2015, the UN Secretary-General “instructed the Police Division to undertake an external review of functions, structure and capacity, and to present results in my forthcoming report on UN policing.”

The independent review of the Police Division should focus on the Headquarters functions needed to implement the SGF, as well as departmental priorities, and, on that basis, assess how the Police Division should be structured and staffed in order to deliver those functions.

DPKO is requesting ISSAT to participate in and provide secretariat support to the work of the panel undertaking the independent review.

Mandate

Security Sector Reform Officer, P3

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 12/09/2017 12:00 pm

The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations is currently recruiting a Security Sector Reform Officer. Within delegated authority, the Security Sector Reform Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Coordinate responses to queries and requests for Security Sector Reform (SSR) support from peacekeeping operations and special political missions, as well as other departments, agencies and field offices.
• Assist in further developing and strengthening the UN-African Union partnership in the area of SSR.
• Review and consolidate best practices and lessons learned in SSR from various sources. 
• Develop a report on lessons learned in the area of SSR.
• Participate in field and technical assessment missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties. 
• Assist in policy and guidance development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc.
• Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; and identify and track follow-up actions.
• Assist in the roll-out of SSR sensitization and training modules for UN peacekeeping personnel.
• Assist in the development of job profiles for SSR Officers and assessment of applications for technical clearance.
• Organize and prepare high-quality written outputs, e.g. policies, guidance material, background papers, talking points, analyses, sections of reports (e.g. relevant reports of the Secretary-General) and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Undertake survey initiatives; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions. 
• Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources.
• Provide substantive support to conferences and meetings.
• Perform other duties as required.

For more information on the vacancy Security Sector Reform Officer, P3, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Security Sector Reform Officer

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 21/09/2017 12:00 pm

The Security Sector Reform (SSR) Unit in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) of the United Nations Headquarters in New York is seeking an SSR officer. The incumbent will be responsible for a wide range of duties, including: coordinating responses to queries and requests for SSR support from United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political Missions; assisting in the roll-out of SSR sensitization and training modules for UN peacekeeping personnel; developing, implementing and evaluating assigned programmes/projects. 

For more information on the vacancy Security Sector Reform Officer, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Internship - UN DPKO

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 13/06/2017 12:00 pm

This UN internship is located in the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Section of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The DDR Section (DDRS) provides planning and operational support to DDR programmes and community violence reduction in the following peacekeeping operations: MINUSCA (CAR), MONUSCO (Democratic Republic of the Congo), UNAMID (Darfur), MINUSTAH (Haiti), MINUSMA (Mali), UNSOM (Somalia), UNSMIL (Libya), UNOAU (UN Office to the African Union) and Colombia. The Section also assists Special Political Missions with planning for DDR and associated processes. The internship is for three months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the department. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a DDRS staff member.

For more information on the vacancy, Internship - UN DPKO (Temporary Job Opening), kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Spécialiste des opérations logistiques

Location: New York, United States of America
Period: 30/04/2017 to Indefinite
Application Deadline: 26/03/2017 12:00 pm

Le titulaire contribue à renforcer le partenariat relatif au maintien de la paix en aidant à recenser les lacunes qui constituent un obstacle à l’exécution des mandats des missions de maintien de la paix de l’ONU, et en formulant des recommandations sur les problèmes systémiques relatifs aux opérations de maintien de la paix de l’ONU. Il est également chargé de travailler en collaboration étroite avec les représentants des pays qui fournissent des contingents et du personnel de police et avec les hauts fonctionnaires sur le terrain et au Siège ; de formuler des recommandations en vue de garantir la sûreté, la sécurité et le bien-être du personnel en uniforme présent sur le terrain, ainsi que la fourniture de services d'appui par l'Organisation à ces derniers ; de faire des recommandations visant à intégrer les pratiques exemplaires et leçons tirées des missions de maintien de la paix dans les opérations de maintien de la paix.
Le poste est à pourvoir au Bureau du partenariat stratégique pour le maintien de la paix du DOMP et du DAM. Le titulaire relève directement du Directeur du partenariat stratégique pour le maintien de la paix.

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Vacancy

Programme Officer (Military Planning Officer)

Location: New York, United Nations, New York
Period: 01/04/2017 to Indefinite
Application Deadline: 04/03/2017 12:00 am

The incumbent is required to assist with the transitional plans for the Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System (PCRS) from the existing United Nations Stand-by Arrangement System (UNSAS), the incumbent also manages the pledges from Member States and takes part in various assessment and advisory visits and technical workshops. The incumbent will support the achievement of the targeted objective of putting Troop Contributor Countries (TCCs) in the Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System and prepare the foundation for new TCCs for joining future peacekeeping missions.

For a full description of the Programme Officer (Military Planning Officer) job opening, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Programme Officer (Military Planning Officer)

Location: New York, United Nations, New York
Period: 04/05/2017 to Indefinite
Application Deadline: 04/03/2017 12:00 am

The incumbent is required to assist with the transitional plans for the Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System (PCRS) from the existing United Nations Stand-by Arrangement System (UNSAS), the incumbent also manages the pledges from Member States and takes part in various assessment and advisory visits and technical workshops. The incumbent will support the achievement of the targeted objective of putting Troop Contributor Countries (TCCs) in the Peacekeeping Capability Readiness System and prepare the foundation for new TCCs for joining future peacekeeping missions.For a full description of the Programme Officer (Military Planning Officer) job opening, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Close Protection Officer (FS-4)

Period: 01/05/2017 to Indefinite
Application Deadline: 12/01/2017 12:00 am

Within delegated authority and under the general supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) the Close Protection Officer will be responsible, inter alia, for conducting close protection operations for a Senior UN Official ; maintaining effective and efficient security coverage for the working office and personal residence of the Senior UN Official ; and coordinating activities with relevant parties to include the Security Operations Unit and other appropriate security organizations as required. 

To access the full description of the Close Protection Officer (FS-4) job opening, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Close Protection Officer (FS-6)

Period: 01/05/2017 to Indefinite
Application Deadline: 07/01/2017 12:00 am

Within delegated authority and under the general supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA) the Close Protection Officer will be responsible, inter alia, for managing the Close Protection Unit (CPU) in accordance with UN close protection guidance; assisting in the preparation of the threat and tactical risk assessments reports recommending close protection specialized mitigating measures based on the threat identified; and implementing mitigation strategies to deter or deny any identified threat to preserve the security, safety and well-being of the Senior UN Officials.

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Vacancy

Senior Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintagration Officer

Period: 01/05/2017 to Indefinite

Within delegated authority, the Senior Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Officer will be responsible for a significant segment of DDR field operations; planning, coordination, and supervising all aspects of DDR activities for an assigned area, as well as ensuring an integrated and harmonized approach among other components of the missions (political affairs, military component, civilian police, public information, logistic support, etc.).

To access the full description of the Senior Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintagration Officer job opening, kindly follow the link. 

Vacancy

Programme officer | DPKO

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 12/09/2016 12:00 am

The Programme Officer (SSR - Civil Administration) will report to the Chief of the SSR Unit in the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, DPKO.

For the post advertised, fluency in English is required, knowledge of other UN languages, preferably French, an advantage.

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Vacancy

Human Rights Officer | DPKO

Location: Ed Da'ein, Sudan
Application Deadline: 29/08/2016 12:00 am

The position of Human Rights Officer is located in the Human Rights Section of the African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID) in Ed Daein. Ed Daein is classified as a “E” hardship duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Human Rights Section.

For this position advertised, knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

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Vacancy

Principal Officer | DPKO

Location: Abyei, Sudan
Application Deadline: 31/08/2016 12:00 am

The position of Principal Officer is located in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) in Abyei. Abyei is classified as an “E” hardship duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Acting Head of Mission/Force Commander.

For the position advertised, knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

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Vacancy

Chief of Service - Rule of Law | DPKO

Location: Pristina, Kosovo
Application Deadline: 29/08/2016 12:00 am

The position of Chief of Service is located in the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) in Pristina. Pristina is classified as a “A” hardship duty station and a family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary-General (DSRSG).

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Vacancy

Civil Affairs Officer | DPKO

Application Deadline: 31/08/2016 12:00 am

The positions of Civil Affairs Officers are located in the United Nations field Peace Operations and Special Political missions. Typically Civil Affairs Officers are deployed at the sub-national level (outside the capital) in regional field offices and report to the Head of Office and/or Chief of Civil Affairs.

For these positions, working knowledge of spoken Arabic is required.

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Vacancy

Political affairs officer | DPKO

Application Deadline: 17/08/2016 12:00 am

The positions of Political affairs officers are located in the United Nations field Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political missions. Typically Political Affairs Officers are deployed in Mission HQs (typically the capital city) and sub-national levels (outside the capital) in regional field offices and report to a Head of Regional Office and/or Chief/Director of Political Affairs.

For this position, working knowledge of spoken Arabic is required.

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Vacancy

Civil Affairs Officer | DPKO

Application Deadline: 17/08/2016 12:00 am

These positions of Civil affairs officers are located in the United Nations field Peace Operations and Special Political missions. Typically Civil Affairs Officers are deployed at the sub-national level (outside the capital) in regional field offices and report to the Head of Office and/or Chief of Civil Affairs.

In order to be rostered, P4 Civil Affairs Officer candidates are required to demonstrate competencies and experience in two (or more) of three specialized areas, in addition to a core profile. The specializations are: Conflict Management, Support to State Institutions, and Programme Management. (These duties are generic, and may not all be performed by all P4 Civil Affairs
 Officers).

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Vacancy

Programme Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) | DPKO

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 16/07/2016 12:00 am

The position of Programme Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) is located in the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The Programme Officer reports to the Chief, Strategic Planning and Operation Support Unit.

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Vacancy

Administrateur de programmes, Service de la lutte antimines | DPKO

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 01/07/2016 12:00 am

Ces deux postes sont à pourvoir au Service de la lutte antimines de l'ONU qui relève du Bureau de l’état de droit et des institutions chargées de la sécurité (Département des opérations de maintien de la paix) à New York. Le titulaire fait directement rapport au Chef de la Division de la planification et de la gestion des programmes du Service de la lutte antimines de l'ONU et travaille en étroite collaboration avec tous les autres membres du personnel du Service.

Pour la description complète de la position de Administrateur de programmes, Service de la lutte antimines, veuillez cliquer sur le lien.

Vacancy

Principal Public Information Officer (D-1) | DPKO

Application Deadline: 09/07/2016 12:00 am

The United Nation Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations.

The position of Principal Public Information Officer is located in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations and Special Political missions. The Principal Public Information Officer typically reports to the Head of Mission.

For full description and application for the Principal Public Information Officer (D-1) position, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Senior Gender Affairs Officer

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 17/06/2016 12:00 am

The position of Senior Gender Affairs Officer is located in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)/Department of Field Support in New York. New York is classified as H hardship duty station and a family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Under-Secretaries-General for Peacekeeping and Field Support.

For the full Senior Gender Affairs Officer position description, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Peacebuilding Officer | DPKO

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 17/06/2016 12:00 am

The position of Peacebuilding Officer is located in the Peacebuilding Commission Support Branch (PCSB) of the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) in New York and is classified as an H duty station and a family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the PBC Support Branch.

For full description and application for the Peacebuilding Officer position, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Programme Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation | DPKO

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 16/06/2016 12:00 am

The position of Programme Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) is located in the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Department of Peacekeeping Operations. The Programme Officer reports to the Chief, Strategic Planning and Operation Support Unit.

For full description and application for the Programme Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) position, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Principal Security Sector Reform Officer, D1

Application Deadline: 04/05/2016 12:00 am

The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Principal Security Sector Reform Officer roster. 

These positions are located in United Nations (UN) Peace Operations. The Principal Security Sector Reform (SSR) Officer reports to the Director, SSR, or in the absence of such a position, to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) or the Principal Deputy SRSG. The focus of these positions is on the provision of strategic advice in support of nationally owned SSR efforts and the overall leadership and management of an SSR capacity, including its programme, staff and budgetary resources. (The actual level of these posts varies according to the size, scope and complexity of the programme and its operations.)

For full details and job description of Principle SSR Officer, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Senior Security Coordination Officer | DPKO

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 04/06/2016 12:00 am

The Senior Security Coordination Officer serves as the DPKO/DFS Focal Point for Security and Safety. Through the Chief of Staff, the incumbent advises the Under-Secretaries-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support on the implementation of departmental policies and procedures on security and field safety (occupational), risk management and organizational resilience management for DPKO and DFS and the missions they direct and support in the field. As a shared DPKO/DFS resource, the Senior Security Coordination Officer coordinates with the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) Security Focal Point on security and safety-related measures for personnel deployed in DPA-led field missions.

For the full job description, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Coordination Officer | DPKO

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 14/04/2016 12:00 am

The Coordination Officer position is located in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Office of the Under-Secretary-General (OUSG). Under the supervision of the Chief of Office, the Political Affairs Officer provides support to the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations (USG) and will be responsible for the following duties:

• Reviews and monitors activities in the country or region assigned, in consultation with the relevant DPKO regional divisions and other offices; assesses national and regional political and other trends, and their impact on relevant peacekeeping operations; recommends solutions/possible action by the United Nations. 
• Provides up-to-date information to the USG regarding substantive political matters and country or regional issues and makes recommendations for action.
• Monitors, analyses and reviews political, policy and cross-cutting issues related to peacekeeping, in order to provide early warning and advice to the USG and his/her Chief of Office. 
• Acts as focal point for collection and analysis of information on political, policy and cross-cutting issues, as assigned. 
• Maintains contacts and coordinates policy matters with relevant offices in the Secretariat and the UN system, with other international organizations, and with Member States; briefs Member State representatives. 
• Prepares analytical reports and other documents on sensitive and high profile matters of political or policy concern for the General Assembly, Security Council, or other bodies; drafts notes, background papers, talking points, speeches and other correspondence for the USG.
• Serves as departmental focal point for the Secretary-General’s Policy Committee. 
• Backstops for the Chief of Office and serves as OiC of the OUSG Front Office during the absence of the Chief of Office. 
• Performs other related duties and special assignments as required.

For access to the full job description, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Corrections Policy Officer, P-4

Location: New York, United States of America
Application Deadline: 31/05/2016 12:00 am

This post is located in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Office of Rule of Law
and Security Institutions, Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service. The Corrections Officer
reports to the Chief of the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service or his/her designate.

For the full job description, kindly refer to the document available. 

Vacancy

Security Sector Reform Officer

Location: Kinshasa, Congo, Democratic Republic of
Application Deadline: 30/01/2016 12:00 am

In support of the DRC, MONUSCO’s mandate and the Mission’s overall concept of operations, the SSRU’s central objective is to support efforts towards a sustainable, effective and accountable security sector, which respects human rights, upholds the rule of law and has the confidence of the Congolese people.  The Security Sector Reform (SSR) Officer reports to the SSR director.  This position is located in the Office of the Security Sector Reform Unit (SSRU) within the United Nations Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO), Kinshasa.

For more details, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

DIRECTOR, Rule of Law & Security Institutions Group

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Application Deadline: 01/02/2016 12:00 am

This is a Temporary Job Opening (TJO) for Director, Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group in UNSOM, with Mogadishu/Somalia as the duty station. This TJO is for a period of 90 days, which is subject to an extension. The applicant will be under the overall authority of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) and the Director Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG) of UNSOM.

For more details, kindly follow the link.

Vacancy

Tools

UNDPKO-OROLSI Planning Toolkit

This Planning Toolkit is designed to help components prioritize their work in accordance with the “The Contribution of United Nations Peacekeeping to Early Peacebuilding: a DPKO/DFS Strategy for Peacekeepers” (2011). The Planning Toolkit aims at assisting UN Field Missions in prioritising those activities that advance the political objectives of a UN Field Mission and/or a peace process, and which may also contribute to strengthening immediate stability and security, and/or lay the foundations of institution building together with partners. By prioritising more rigorously and planning to implement those activities for which peacekeepers have a comparative advantage within the UN system, peacekeeping operations should deliver assistance in a more efficient and cost-effective manner and be able exit sooner.

To access this toolkit, please visit this website.

Tool

Videos

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Policy and Research Papers

African Perspectives on Security Sector Reform, High-level Forum Report, New York, 14 May 2010

On 14 May 2010, the Permanent Missions of Nigeria and South Africa to the United Nations, with facilitation support from the United Nations SSR Unit, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, and with generous financial contribution from the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations, co-hosted the High-level Forum on African Perspectives on SSR. The event brought together approximately 80 high-level participants from 55 Permanent Missions and 11 United Nations entities.

The High-Level Forum highlighted emerging trends and developments in the field of SSR, including its place within broader institutional reform, the role of intra-African SSR support, outsourcing and the role of private commercial security actors in supporting SSR and the significance of the African Union’s SSR Policy as an integral part the African Peace and Security Framework (APSA). 

The co-chairs’ statement, which is included herein, underscored that these developments are “significant for the success and sustainability of such reform processes moving forward but which, so far, have not featured adequately in the SSR policy agenda”. 

The High-Level Forum and co-chairs statement were informed by findings from the Experts-level Seminar on African Perspectives on SSR, which was held the previous day on 13 May. This event brought together representatives from 15 African Permanent Missions, the African Union SSR advisor and high-ranking officials from the Burundian National Defense Forces and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bujumbura. The discussions, focused on three main themes: 1) national ownership; 2) coordination of SSR assistance; and 3) the regional dimensions of SSR. The discussions highlighted the following issues: 

On national ownership of SSR:  

  • “National ownership” is a contested concept that requires careful unpacking.
  • It consists above all of the ability of national actors to exercise political leadership of the process, including through the commitment of national resources to the process.

 On coordination of SSR assistance:  

  • Coordination and national ownership are intimately linked. Coordination should be the primary responsibility of the national authorities and is in itself a manifestation of ownership.
  • National authorities and donors often have different priorities. This underscores the need for national authorities to commit their own resources in order to make decisions independently. 

On the regional dimensions of SSR: 

  • There is a need to use regional mechanisms to encourage and support countries to undertake sustainable SSR. The African Peer Review Mechanism may be useful in this regard because it is African-led and provides considerable scope through which to consider SSR.
  • It is critical to recognize the challenges and limitations to regional approaches given that many neighbouring countries are in conflict or have a history of conflict, which underscores the importance of engagement at the international level. To provide the required support, the United Nations needs to speak with a coherent voice.
Paper

Second Generation Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Practices in Peace Operations

The report is primarily based on four field studies (Afghanistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti and Liberia) but also draws from experiences of other DDR settings based on a desk review and interviews with partners. The term “Second Generation DDR” is used to describe the set of evolving practices documented in the report. Scholar-practitioners and security oriented thinktanks are beginning to use Second Generation DDR and “Interim stabilization” to describe wider security promotion efforts. From the outset, however, it must be underscored that many of the ideas and practices highlighted in the report are not new, and have been implemented, albeit in a fragmented manner, by national Governments and UN agencies. Whereas traditional DDR focuses mainly on combatants that are present within military structures, the focus of Second Generation programmes shifts away from military structures towards the larger communities that are affected by armed violence.

The set of Second Generation DDR practices outlined in this report is a reflection of the broader change in UN peacekeeping. Among the paradigm shifts is the fact that the success of a peacekeeping operation cannot be guaranteed by top-down implementation of a Security Council mandate. Peacekeepers today require more sophisticated skills and tools to negotiate the local dynamics on the ground, which may not reflect the higher level agreement reached between national actors. It is also critical to ensure that programmes are linked to broader peacebuilding/early recovery strategic frameworks, exit strategies of missions, and the development frameworks of UN Country Teams and Governments.

For full report, click here

Paper

United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations SSR Newsletter - October-December 2012

The SSR Newsletter provides an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit, gives an overview of upcoming initiatives and shares relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:

  • Launch of UN SSR Integrated Technical Guidance Notes 
  • High-Level Meeting of the Group of Friends of SSR 
  • High-Level Forum on Defence Sector Reform 
  • Spotlight on a Mission: UNMIT 
  • Answering the Call for SSR Assistance to Mali 
  • Roundtable on SSR in Peacebuilding 
  • Addressing the Inter-Linkages between SSR and the Protection of Civilians 
  • The UN Security and Justice Sectors Fact Sheet 
  • Coming Soon... 
  • About the SSR Newsletter
Paper

Department of Peacekeeping Operations Justice Review - Volume 3

In 2003 the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service was created within DPKO to promote rule of law by addressing both judicial and penal systems in UN peace operations. This Review is about the work of this Service and of Justice Components working in peace operations around the world.

Click here to access the journal. 

Paper

Legal And Judicial Rule of Law work in Multi-dimensional Peacekeeping Operations: Lessons-Learned Study

Within the last 15 years, peacekeeping has undergone a rapid and remarkable transformation. Today, peacekeeping enjoys a much more expansive definition, which acknowledges the complexity and difficulty of truly winning the peace. The absence of the rule of law is a common cause and byproduct of conflicts, and in recognition of this fact, the United Nations (UN) has begun to regularly incorporate rule of law programming into complex multi-dimensional peacekeeping operations (hereinafter, peacekeeping operations).

This study reviews the recent experience with judicial and legal reform programming in UN peacekeeping operations and proposes measures to strengthen and integrate this programming within the mission to maximize its contribution to lasting peace and security. Though this relatively new aspect of peacekeeping has grown consistently in recent years, this study represents one of the first introspective examinations of its status and integration within the UN system.

While significant progress has been made in integrating judicial and legal reform programming into peacekeeping, this study concludes that the effort is still in its early stages, and a number of additional steps are needed to prepare the UN to address judicial and legal system issues in a post-conflict environment. Some of these measures may require additional resources, but more importantly, some demand changes in the way the UN plans and administers the rule of law dimension of peacekeeping operations.

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Justice Components in United Nations Peace Operations

The purpose of this policy is to define the objectives, principles and functions of justice components of United Nations peacekeeping operations and special political
missions managed by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (hereafter “peace operations” or “missions”). In addition, this policy provides an illustrative list of the
substantive areas in which justice components may be engaged, as well as the partners with whom justice components must work in order to achieve their objectives. Finally, the policy provides guidance on basic management issues relating to justice components, including organizational structure, link to Headquarters, sub-programme plans, personnel, training, budget and reporting.

Paper

Examination of Legal Aid in Haiti - Lessons Learned

Between 2 and 18 February 2017 a joint team from the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (MINUSTAH and the Justice and Corrections Service) and the USAID Justice Sector Strengthening Program (JSSP), supported by DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) undertook a mission to Haiti that examined the MINUSTAH-supported BAL of Port-au-Prince (2012-2017), Cap-Haïtien and Les Cayes (2015-2016), legal aid projects implemented by PROJUSTICE/USAID, and Government-supported BAL established between 2015 and 2017.

The mission report is currently available in French with an English executive summary, and will be fully available in English soon.

Paper

Other Documents

UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 21, January-April 2014

The SSR Newsletter, published on a quarterly basis, is aimed at providing an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit and an overview of upcoming initiatives, in addition to sharing relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:

  • Landmark resolution on security sector reform: On Monday 28 April, the Security Council unanimously adopted its first stand-alone resolution on security sector reform (SSR).
  • Spotlight on a Mission: MINUSMA
  • Strategic Review Missions to Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire
  • Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations discussing SSR
  • Taking stock of SSR in Guinea – Mission of the Inter-agency SSR Task Force
  • E-learning on Defence Sector Reform
  • Assessing the future UN engagement in Haiti
Other Document

UNDPKO SSR Newsletter no. 17, January - March 2013

The SSR Newsletter provides an update on recent activities of the UNDPKO's SSR Unit, gives an overview of upcoming initiatives and shares relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.
 In this issue:

  • Adoption of African Union Policy Framework on SSR
  • Spotlight on a Mission: UNSMIL
  • SSR Guidance Launched in Geneva
  • Peacekeeping & Human Rights Conference
  • Advanced Training on SSR in Sarajevo
  • SSR Unit Support Visit to Côte d'Ivoire
  • Induction Workshop for SSR Experts in Geneva
  • Rule of Law Conference in Haiti 
  • About the SSR Newsletter
Other Document

UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 13, January-March 2012

The SSR Newsletter, published on a quarterly basis, is aimed at providing an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit and an overview of upcoming initiatives, in addition to sharing relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

Other Document

UNDPKO SSR Newsletter, no. 18, April - June 2013

The SSR Newsletter provides an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit, gives an overview of upcoming initiatives and shares relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.
 In this issue:

  • Senior SSR Practitioners meet in New York
  • Meeting of the SSR Chiefs and Advisers
  • Spotlight on a Mission: Closure of UNPOS
  • SSR Unit visits South Sudan
  • Supporting Libya's SSR priorities
  • Taking stock of SSR in Liberia
  • Launch of the African Union SSR Program
  • Meeting of Group of Friends of SSR
  • Coming Soon...
  • About the SSR Newsletter
Other Document

UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 15, July-September 2012

The SSR Newsletter provides an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit, gives an overview of upcoming initiatives and shares relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.
 In this issue:

  • The Fifth Inter- Agency Senior SSR Practitioners Workshop
  • SSR Chiefs and Advisers Discuss Common Challenges 
  • Spotlight on a Mission: SSR in Côte d’Ivoire 
  • Developing Guidance on Public Expenditure Reviews 
  • Opening of an Emergency Response Centre in Timor-Leste 
  • A Video on Defence Sector Reform 
  • Support Visit to Libya 
  • Coming Soon... 
  • About the SSR Newsletter 
Other Document

UNDPKO SSR Unit Newsletter No.23 | January-June 2015

The SSR Unit (SSRU), located within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), is the focal point and technical resource capacity on SSR for the United Nations system, as well as for national and international partners.
 The SSR Newsletter provides an update on recent activities undertaken and/or supported by the United Nations SSR Unit during the period from 1 January to 30 June 2015, gives an overview of upcoming initiatives and shares relevant information and announcements with the international SSR community.

 In this issue:

  • The cost of Somalia’s Security Sector
  • CAR: Preparing for National Reconciliation and Reintegration
  • Guinea-Bissau: Answering the Call for SSR Support
  • Other SSRU Deployments to Field Missions in Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mali
  • High-level Meeting of the Group of Friends of SSR
  • Meeting of Principals of the Inter-Agency SSR Task Force (IASSRTF)
  • Workshop on Mapping Multilateral Approaches to SSR
  • Annual Workshop for UN Inter-Agency Senior SSR Practitioners
  • Annual Meeting of Heads of SSR Components in UN Peace Operations
  • Coming Soon
Other Document

UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 19, July-September 2013

The SSR Newsletter, published on a quarterly basis, is aimed at providing an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit and an overview of upcoming initiatives, in addition to sharing relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:

  • Release of the second Secretary-General's report on SSR
  • Spotlight on a Mission: UNSOM
  • UN Military Contingent Officers Course
  • Policy forum on SSR and POC
Other Document

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 
Other Document

UNDPKO SSR Unit Newsletter No.24 | June 2015-January 2016

24th issue of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) SSR Newsletter, covering the period from July 2015 to January 2016. The SSR Newsletter provides an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit, gives an overview of upcoming initiatives and shares relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.
  
 In this issue:
 -        SSR-related developments in Central African Republic, Liberia and Mali
 -        UN-AU engagement on SSR: From capacity building to strengthened delivery
 -        Security Council briefing on the implementation of resolution 2151 (2014) on SSR
 -        High-level meeting on SSR and the Sustainable Development Goals
 -        SSR Unit briefing to the C-34

Other Document

United Nations DPKO SSR Newsletter, no. 25, February-August 2016

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The SSR Newsletter from the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) provides an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit, gives an overview of upcoming initiatives and shares relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:
 - High-level dialogue on building support for security priorities in the Central African Republic
 - DPKO SSR Unit support mission to Central African Republic
 - Inter-Agency Senior SSR Practitioners' workshop
 - DPKO SSR Unit and other partners respond to request for SSR support in Burkina Faso
 - ECOWAS adopts its SSR and Governance policy
 - Spotlight on UNMIL: Security transition and next steps towards sustainable SSR
 - Launch of new Integrated Guidance Note on SSR and transnational organized crime

Other Document

UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 20, October-December 2013

The SSR Newsletter, published on a quarterly basis, is aimed at providing an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit and an overview of upcoming initiatives, in addition to sharing relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:

  • Member states discuss Second Secretary-General's report on SSR
  • Spotlight on a Mission: UNSMIL's support to Defence Sector Reform
  • Strategic Assessment Mission to Burundi
  • Taking Stock of the AU SSR Programme
  • SSR Support Visit to Guinea
  • Responding to the crisis in "Arnland"
Other Document