"OROLSI at the UN Headquarters brings together the Police Division, the Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service (CLJAS), the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Section (DDR) and the Security Sector Reform Unit. The overarching goal of this Office is to support the work of UN missions to help national authorities consolidate lasting peace by establishing justice and security systems."
Source: UNDPKO website
ISSAT was approached by UN-OROLSI to provide support to the “Inter-agency Workshop on the UN approach to SSR” which will include a pilot introductory-level training session on SSR. The target audience included UN personnel from different UN agencies, country offices and field missions working on SSR.
Within the framework of the AU-UN strategic partnership on SSR, the UN SSR Unit supported the AU with a technical review meeting held in Addis Ababa to review the zero draft of the AU SSR policy paper.
Building on ISSAT’s earlier support to the AU-UN strategic partnership, the UN SSR Unit requested ISSAT to participate in and contribute its experience to the event. ISSAT participated in a three-day consultative meeting on the draft SSR Policy paper which took place at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from May 17th till May 19th 2010.
Support to Annual Heads Meeting for United Nations DPKO/OROLSI/Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service
The Office for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in DPKO requested ISSAT’s assistance to support the facilitation of the upcoming Annual Heads Meeting for United Nations DPKO/OROLSI/Criminal Law and Judicial Advisory Service.
The objective of the 2011 workshop was discuss recent developments in the rule of law area, including lessons learned and best practices. The sessions were geared towards enhancing participants' skills and abilities to support national actors in planning and implementing strategies to strengthen judicial, legal and corrections systems.
ISSAT provided assistance in planning the specific outcomes, outputs and methodologies for the workshop, and provided facilitation support during the following activities:
- Day one: Overview of Justice and Corrections activities and programmes
- Day two: Distillation of lessons learned, good practice, priorities and challenges
- Day three: Harnessing principles of change management to enhance collective results. Strengthening partnerships to implement the Early Peace Building Strategy
- Day four: Analysis of tools and resources to support justice reform and tackling main challenges
- Day five: Post-workshop analysis and identification of concrete steps forward.
The workshop also provided an opportunity to build cooperation between HQ and field personnel in order to enhance delivery on the ground, as well as support enhanced communications.