UN/AU Transition in Darfur-Lessons Identification on Rule of Law and Human Rights Assistance

Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland , UK, UN mandate in UN 01/10/2019 - 31/12/2020

The United Nations - African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur  (UNAMID) has requested DCAF-ISSAT to lead a joint lesson identification on the support provided by the Mission and the United Nations Country Team through the State Liaison Function (SLF) modality in the areas of rule of law and human rights, in the framework of Mission transition in Darfur. This collaborative project between UNAMID, DCAF-ISSAT, OROLSI, OHCHR, and the DPPA-DPO-UNDP Joint Transition Project will document good practice, lessons and innovation deriving from the implementation of the  SLF as a new programmatic tool to operationalize a whole-of-system transition. The latter aims to contribute towards sustainable solutions to the critical drivers of conflict in order to avoid relapse, and recognises the need for an inclusive strategy, therefore fostering engagement of the Government, the United Nations country team, civil society partners and international actors to prepare for UNAMID’s envisaged exit.


Implementing EU SSR Framework

Slovakia mandate in Belgium 18/11/2016 - 28/11/2016

ISSAT facilitated a dialogue for EU member states and expert community to discuss how to support the new EU wide strategic framework implementation which was endorsed on 14th November by the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). In working sessions MS discussed the possibilities to strengthen coordination and cooperation from their perspective in order to pursue comprehensive approach and more coherent SSR engagement. In the second session MS discussed the risks of SSR engagement, which will feed the elaboration of risk assessment methodology, as a concrete action for implementation of the SSR framework.  


Support to UN Group of Friends: Ministerial Level Meeting

Slovakia mandate in UN 30/09/2015 - 02/10/2015

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.



Support to NL-Slovakia to support the EU in the development of an integrated EU SSR policy framework

Netherlands, Slovakia mandate in EU 01/07/2015 - 30/06/2016

Within the framework of the revision process of the EU SSR policy, the aim of this mandate was to support the Netherlands and Slovakia to organise a series of workshops and seminars together with the EU institutions (the European External Action Service, the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, and the Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations).These consultations were used to allow an exchange of views on SSR, the main challenges and current trends around the world and across organisations.

ISSAT provided:

  • Expert advice to the content development of the meetings;
  • Expert advice and input to the meetings, either through facilitating panels or as speakers;
  • Support to the development of concept notes for the events;
  • Support to the development of outcome documents, used to feed in the EU reflection on the new policy.