From the Introduction
With the celebration of its fifth anniversary, as a standing capacity to support its Members’ security and justice reform programmes around the globe, ISSAT has established itself as a major contributor to international cooperation in the fields of security and justice reform. ISSAT has continuously developed and adapted its service lines to better suit the needs and requests of Members.
Following on from the trend identified at the end of 2012 in the area of Advisory Field Support, ISSAT has seen an increase in its activities in regions in which it was previously not engaged. This has been the case in North Africa, with two missions in Libya to support the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with multiple missions to support the EU, the OECD and Switzerland. Another noticeable trend is the large number of mandates which have rolled over from one year to the next, for example support to the United Kingdom’s annual evaluation of its Security Sector Accountability and Police Reform (SSAPR) Programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNSMIL’s support in the Libyan Defence White Paper Process, and UNDP Somalia’s Police Programme and support for the Somaliland Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention. Similarly, Members have kept their tendency to use ISSAT support for multiple missions as part of a single mandate. This has, for example, been the case of the EU, which requested ISSAT to undertake field missions in eleven Latin American and Caribbean countries over a period of four months.