United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations

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Knowledge Sharing Policy

This policy establishes a knowledge sharing and organizational learning framework for DPKO-led missions and at DPKO and DFS Headquarters. This framework is designed to maintain and further strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of United Nations Peacekeeping in the field and at Headquarters by identifying, capturing, sharing and implementing best practices and lessons learned. This policy establishes guiding principles of knowledge sharing and organizational learning for United Nations Peacekeeping in the field and at Headquarters. It clarifies the roles and responsibilities of managers and personnel in sharing and using knowledge. The policy defines the accountability framework, the systems and tools to retain institutional memory and to identify, capture, share and use knowledge accumulated in peacekeeping, thereby promoting the integration of lessons learned, best practices and other operational knowledge into work processes.

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Liberia’s Security Sector Legislation

This publication is the result of an Interactive Needs Assessment on Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector in Liberia, which was held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre from the 28th to the 30th of March 2007. The event was part of the activities of the DCAF Africa Programme, in collaboration with the Conflict Security and Development Group, Kings College, University of London and the African Security Sector Network (ASSN). The objective was to facilitate a process which would enable Liberian legislators identify what they require in order to deliver effective parliamentary oversight of the security sector after protracted conflict. Report of the Interactive Needs Assessment is available at: http://www.dcaf.ch/news/_diarydetailskms.cfm?param0_219=2007&lng=en&id=29378&nav1=2.

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UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 20, October-December 2013

The SSR Newsletter, published on a quarterly basis, is aimed at providing an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit and an overview of upcoming initiatives, in addition to sharing relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:

  • Member states discuss Second Secretary-General's report on SSR
  • Spotlight on a Mission: UNSMIL's support to Defence Sector Reform
  • Strategic Assessment Mission to Burundi
  • Taking Stock of the AU SSR Programme
  • SSR Support Visit to Guinea
  • Responding to the crisis in "Arnland"
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UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 21, January-April 2014

The SSR Newsletter, published on a quarterly basis, is aimed at providing an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit and an overview of upcoming initiatives, in addition to sharing relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:

  • Landmark resolution on security sector reform: On Monday 28 April, the Security Council unanimously adopted its first stand-alone resolution on security sector reform (SSR).
  • Spotlight on a Mission: MINUSMA
  • Strategic Review Missions to Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire
  • Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations discussing SSR
  • Taking stock of SSR in Guinea – Mission of the Inter-agency SSR Task Force
  • E-learning on Defence Sector Reform
  • Assessing the future UN engagement in Haiti
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UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 13, January-March 2012

The SSR Newsletter, published on a quarterly basis, is aimed at providing an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit and an overview of upcoming initiatives, in addition to sharing relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

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UNDPKO SSR Unit Newsletter No.19 | July-September 2013

The SSR Newsletter provides an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit, gives an overview of upcoming initiatives and shares relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:

  • Release of the second Secretary- General’s report on SSR
  • Spotlight on a Mission: UNSOM
  • UN Military Contingent Officers Course
  • Policy Forum on SSR and POC
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UNDPKO SSR Newsletter No. 19, July-September 2013

The SSR Newsletter, published on a quarterly basis, is aimed at providing an update on recent activities of the SSR Unit and an overview of upcoming initiatives, in addition to sharing relevant information and announcements with the greater SSR community.

In this issue:

  • Release of the second Secretary-General's report on SSR
  • Spotlight on a Mission: UNSOM
  • UN Military Contingent Officers Course
  • Policy forum on SSR and POC
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