This 16-minute video provides guidance to United Nations staff engaged in supporting national defence sector reform and highlights its importance for the future stability, peace and development of post conflict countries. It also explains the role of the United Nations in the field of DSR and advocates for the inclusion of better defined DSR mandates for UN missions.
Defence Sector Reform:
Describes a nationally-owned process intended to reconcile, reform, transform, restructure, reengineers, enhance or develop an effective, efficient, accountable and affordable defence sector which operates without discrimination, with full respect of human rights and, under extraordinary and constitutionally defined circumstances, in support of the establishment, maintenance and upholding of law and order. In some specific cases, the reform process may include the assessment of the role of the private defence-related organizations and regularization of non-statutory forces.