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Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
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Advancing the Pact for the Future through SSG/R At the UN’s High Level Political Forum in New York last week we brought together experts to discuss the critical role of SSG/R in the prevention of violence and the achievement of the UN’s new Pact for the Future.  We are grateful for the contributions of the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, The Gambia and Switzerland to the UN and others who shared their ideas and experiences. The development of the Pact for the Future offers a unique opportunity for UN Member States to prevent violence in all its forms, and as a complement to ongoing efforts to achieve the SDGs. 17 Jul 2024

  • Advancing the Pact for the Future through SSG/R

    At the UN’s High Level Political Forum in New York last week we brought together experts to discuss the critical role of SSG/R in the prevention of violence and the achievement of the UN’s new Pact for the Future.  We are grateful for the contributions of the Permanent Missions of Costa Rica, The Gambia and Switzerland to the UN and others who shared their ideas and experiences. The development of the Pact for the Future offers a unique opportunity for UN Member States to prevent violence in all its forms, and as a complement to ongoing efforts to achieve the SDGs.

    17 Jul 2024

Contributing to new SSR policy guidance for the United Nations Great as always to meet with UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Alexandre Zouev while we are in New York for the High Level Political Forum at the UN.  ASG Zouev and our Director Nathalie Chuard discussed cooperation in the context our long time strategic partnership with the UN Department of Peacekeeping’s SSR Unit. DCAF is contributing to the UN’s guidance development initiative called ‘CROSSROADS’ which consists of practical guidance on SSR.  15 Jul 2024

  • Contributing to new SSR policy guidance for the United Nations

    Great as always to meet with UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions, Alexandre Zouev while we are in New York for the High Level Political Forum at the UN.  ASG Zouev and our Director Nathalie Chuard discussed cooperation in the context our long time strategic partnership with the UN Department of Peacekeeping’s SSR Unit. DCAF is contributing to the UN’s guidance development initiative called ‘CROSSROADS’ which consists of practical guidance on SSR. 

    15 Jul 2024

Supporting better oversight of UN peacekeeping troops DCAF was in Mombasa last week with representatives of ombuds institutions to discuss how they can help provide better oversight of troops deployed as part of UN peacekeeping operations. Participants from several European and African ombuds institutions talked about how to monitor UN military deployments and address grievances, investigate complaints, and recommend corrective actions.  The goal was to develop policy responses for service personnel deployed abroad and, in turn, help safeguard the rights of both military personnel and civilians. It was done in partnership with The Commission on Administrative Justice of Kenya, with support from the German government. 10 Jul 2024

  • Supporting better oversight of UN peacekeeping troops

    DCAF was in Mombasa last week with representatives of ombuds institutions to discuss how they can help provide better oversight of troops deployed as part of UN peacekeeping operations. Participants from several European and African ombuds institutions talked about how to monitor UN military deployments and address grievances, investigate complaints, and recommend corrective actions.  The goal was to develop policy responses for service personnel deployed abroad and, in turn, help safeguard the rights of both military personnel and civilians. It was done in partnership with The Commission on Administrative Justice of Kenya, with support from the German government.

    10 Jul 2024

Addressing the impact of climate change on security sectors It was great to be in Kyrgyzstan last week with the OSCE summer school to deliver a special training on the implications of climate change for SSG/R and security actors. Through practical exercises and case studies, participants gained insights on how to address climate change as a risk multiplier for regional security. We concluded with a "Back Home Action Plan" on how to make practical use of the lessons learned after the workshop, and a trip to the Ala-Archa Gorge to see first-hand the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation in the region. 10 Jul 2024

  • Addressing the impact of climate change on security sectors

    It was great to be in Kyrgyzstan last week with the OSCE summer school to deliver a special training on the implications of climate change for SSG/R and security actors. Through practical exercises and case studies, participants gained insights on how to address climate change as a risk multiplier for regional security. We concluded with a "Back Home Action Plan" on how to make practical use of the lessons learned after the workshop, and a trip to the Ala-Archa Gorge to see first-hand the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation in the region.

    10 Jul 2024

Announcing DCAF’s new Foundation Council President We are glad to welcome Amin Awad as the new President of DCAF's governing Foundation Council. Of Sudanese and Swiss nationalities, over his 35-year career he has worked on critical peace and security operations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the former Soviet Union, and former Yugoslavia. Most recently he was UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine. We are grateful to his guidance and expertise in this strategic advisory role at the head of our Foundation Council which acts as a valuable "sounding board" for DCAF’s Director. 04 Jul 2024

  • Announcing DCAF’s new Foundation Council President

    We are glad to welcome Amin Awad as the new President of DCAF's governing Foundation Council. Of Sudanese and Swiss nationalities, over his 35-year career he has worked on critical peace and security operations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the former Soviet Union, and former Yugoslavia. Most recently he was UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine. We are grateful to his guidance and expertise in this strategic advisory role at the head of our Foundation Council which acts as a valuable "sounding board" for DCAF’s Director.

    04 Jul 2024

Latest

article Achieving sustainable development through SSG/R 05 Jul 2024

Event HLPF Side Event: Towards advancing the Pact for the Future 27 Jun 2024

Publications Contributions to the construction of a Latin American police model, the experience of Honduras 25 Jun 2024

story 5 keys to successful mentorship 19 Jun 2024

story Farewell reflections from DCAF’s outgoing Foundation Council President 17 Jun 2024

Multimedia Donors Talk SSR podcast series 13 Jun 2024

Publications Systematization of advice on police use of force: Honduran National Police 10 Jun 2024

article Practical tools for security sector professionals 06 Jun 2024

Publications DCAF Annual Report 2023 05 Jun 2024

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