Support to Workshop "The Defence Forces and SSR"

06/05/2015 - 06/05/2015

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ISSAT has been requested by the Irish Defence Forces to support a workshop which aims at evaluating the role of the Defence Forces in supporting SSR and at considering future options for the Defence Forces and its national partners.

This workshop is organised in response to the recent adoption by the UN General Assembly of UNSCR 2151 on the national ownership of SSR processes, and the ongoing contribution of the Irish Defence   Forces personnel to SSR programmes in Kosovo (KFOR), Mali (EUTM) and Uganda (EUTM Somalia).

In keeping with the principles of SSR, the workshop is structured to capture perspectives from across the SSR spectrum and   therefore bring together civilian and military practitioners and analysts   with experience of governance, rule of law, police reform, defence reform, justice reform, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration from across the Irish government.

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Outcome objectives of mandate

It is intended that the findings of the workshop would be collated by the UN Training School Ireland (UNTSI) and circulated among all participants for the purpose of retaining an informed and open dialogue on an area of mutual interest for civilian and military personnel.

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