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National Security Policies, Strategies and Plans

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on SSR is developing interim technical guidance notes to support their work in the field. Under the auspices of the task force, the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) has mandated DCAF to draft the technical guidance note on 'National Security Policies, Strategies and Plans'

The main objective of the project is to develop a guidance note which provides clear guidance to UN practitioners on how to support national efforts to develop national security policies, strategies and security sector development plans.

DCAF has conducted research and commissioned four case studies on the UN's role in supporting the development of NSPSP's in the Central African Republic, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Timor-Leste. These case studies provide insights for the development of the guidance note, and will be published by DCAF in the course of 2011.