Manual on Community-Oriented Policing in UN Peace Operations

The UN Police Manual on Community-Oriented Policing in United Nations Peace Operations spells out the fundamental principles, concept and approach to community-oriented policing for United Nations police. The Manual is designed to assist police components in the fulfilment of their mandated community-oriented policing role principally in providing operational and capacity-building support to host-State police and other law enforcement agencies, as well as whenever UNPOL is mandated to undertake interim policing and other law enforcement duties.

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Gender and conflict analysis toolkit for peacebuilders

This Toolkit provides practical guidance to peacebuilding practitioners on gender and conflict analysis. It is based on Conciliation Resources' experience in conflict-affected contexts and draws on our participatory approach to conflict analysis. The Toolkit was developed over a two-year time frame and involved various members of staff, partners, and numerous external experts.

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United Nations Police Gender Toolkit

The United Nations Police Gender Toolkit is a training package of best practices for mainstreaming gender into police activities in peacekeeping operations. The package consists of three modules. Module one is on capacity building of UNPOL officers on gender mainstreaming. Module two is on capacity building of the host State police on promoting gender equality. Module three is on capacity building of the host State police on preventing and investigating sexual and gender-based violence. The Gender Toolkit package is available as a comprehensive handbook and an accompanying Compendium of Project Tools; an instructor’s manual for in-person training-of-trainers courses; and an online e-learning course.

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Manual to Facilitate the Operationalisation of the SADC Guidelines on Crime and Violence Prevention ‘Together for Safety and Security’

The purpose of this Manual is to facilitate the implementation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Guidelines on Crime and Violence Prevention (the Guidelines) approved on 22 June 2018 in Luanda, Angola, by the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation. 

For full access to the tool, Manual to Facilitate the Operationalisation of the SADC Guidelines on Crime and Violence Prevention

The manual exists in French and Portuguese and is accessible via the same link. 


Mapping Armed Groups in Mali and the Sahel

Violence is tearing Mali and the Sahel apart. But who are the armed groups behind the bloodshed? Where are international actors stationed in the region? And what motivates them all? This project maps jihadist and non-jihadist groups and pinpoints the presence of external actors in the region as of May 2019.

Since 2012, Mali has faced a succession of violent conflicts. The Tuareg rebellion and subsequent jihadist occupation of northern Mali in that year revealed several cleavages in society and governance that, while not new, have grown worse with time. The departure of the government from more than half of the country’s landmass and the pressure placed on local areas by resource competition, weapons proliferation, and clashing ideologies have all exacerbated Mali’s internal conflicts, patterns that have also played out elsewhere.

The French intervention under the guise of Operation Serval in January 2013 dislodged the jihadist groups from Mali’s cities, but did not eliminate them. They slipped away and reorganised, coming back to attack the United Nations peacekeeping mission established in Mali, MINUSMA, as well as Malian and French forces and civilian targets in the capital Bamako and even beyond Mali’s borders. The signing of peace accords in Algiers in June 2015 did not appreciably improve the situation. MINUSMA is the largest UN peacekeeping mission in the world but efforts to restore state authority have faltered, jihadist groups have grown and spread into Burkina Faso and parts of Niger, and local conflicts have also erupted in new and deadly ways.

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