Ireland

Ireland

Reinforcing African Union SSR Unit support to national SSR processes (Madagascar)

AU, Ireland mandate in Madagascar 01.03.2017. - 31.08.2017.

The Defense and Security Division (DSD) of the African Union (AU) requested ISSAT's support to reinforce the assistance of the African Union (AU) to national SSR processes, starting with Madagascar.

ISSAT provided one advisor who supported the AU SSR Unit and the African Union Liaison Office (AULO), in assisting the implementation of the SSR process. The advisor was deployed on a short-term mission to Madagascar, which was reinforced by backstopping from ISSAT's core staff, over the course of the year.

  • The first deployment: 1) provided an assessment of the state of play of the SSR process, and of the AU support to it, reflecting on challenges of coordination; 2) analysed one of the main causes of human insecurity and drivers of conflict in the country, i.e. the Dahalo phenomenon, and its underlying linkages to the SSR process in terms of effectiveness and governance of the security institutions;
  • The focus of subsequent ISSAT support to the AU within this specific mandate built on the findings and recommendations of the first deployment.
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External review of the functions, structure and capacity of the UN Police Division

Germany, Ireland, Norway , Sweden , UK, UN mandate in Central African Republic, Haiti, South Sudan 04.01.2016. - 27.05.2016.

In his implementation report, and following the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) report of 2015, the UN Secretary-General “instructed the Police Division to undertake an external review of functions, structure and capacity, and to present results in my forthcoming report on UN policing.”

The independent review of the Police Division should focus on the Headquarters functions needed to implement the SGF, as well as departmental priorities, and, on that basis, assess how the Police Division should be structured and staffed in order to deliver those functions.

DPKO is requesting ISSAT to participate in and provide secretariat support to the work of the panel undertaking the independent review.

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External review of the functions, structure and capacity of the UN Police Division

Germany, Ireland, Norway , Sweden , UK, UN mandate in Central African Republic, Haiti, South Sudan 04.01.2016. - 27.05.2016.

In his implementation report, and following the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) report of 2015, the UN Secretary-General “instructed the Police Division to undertake an external review of functions, structure and capacity, and to present results in my forthcoming report on UN policing.”

The independent review of the Police Division should focus on the Headquarters functions needed to implement the SGF, as well as departmental priorities, and, on that basis, assess how the Police Division should be structured and staffed in order to deliver those functions.

DPKO is requesting ISSAT to participate in and provide secretariat support to the work of the panel undertaking the independent review.

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External review of the functions, structure and capacity of the UN Police Division

Germany, Ireland, Norway , Sweden , UK, UN mandate in Central African Republic, Haiti, South Sudan 04.01.2016. - 27.05.2016.

In his implementation report, and following the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations (HIPPO) report of 2015, the UN Secretary-General “instructed the Police Division to undertake an external review of functions, structure and capacity, and to present results in my forthcoming report on UN policing.”

The independent review of the Police Division should focus on the Headquarters functions needed to implement the SGF, as well as departmental priorities, and, on that basis, assess how the Police Division should be structured and staffed in order to deliver those functions.

DPKO is requesting ISSAT to participate in and provide secretariat support to the work of the panel undertaking the independent review.

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Support to Workshop "The Defence Forces and SSR"

Ireland mandate in Ireland, Mali 06.05.2015. - 06.05.2015.

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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