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Promoting good governance of the security sector
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Strengthening global support
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Promoting gender equality for inclusive security
Promoting gender equality
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Building bridges for better civilian oversight in North Macedonia As part of our work to enhance civilian oversight of the security sector in North Macedonia, DCAF recently met with the Ombudsperson office, civil society, and members of the media to explore key legal frameworks and principles of international law aimed at enhancing the good governance of security forces. Our workshop discussions indicated the necessity of new legislative solutions to mandate and support civil society's increased involvement in security sector reform. The session also highlighted the need for better coordination and information-sharing to enable these three players in civilian oversight to be more effective in the role.   28 May 2024

  • Building bridges for better civilian oversight in North Macedonia

    As part of our work to enhance civilian oversight of the security sector in North Macedonia, DCAF recently met with the Ombudsperson office, civil society, and members of the media to explore key legal frameworks and principles of international law aimed at enhancing the good governance of security forces. Our workshop discussions indicated the necessity of new legislative solutions to mandate and support civil society's increased involvement in security sector reform. The session also highlighted the need for better coordination and information-sharing to enable these three players in civilian oversight to be more effective in the role.  

    28 May 2024

Supporting inclusive security and justice in Libya Recently, the European Union and the Swiss Government co-hosted a briefing for the diplomatic community in Tripoli to share key findings from DCAF’s project, Building Bridges Through Security Sector Reform in Libya.  Months of engagement with Libyan stakeholders and a three-day technical dialogue in Geneva fed into the recommendations that will guide collaborative efforts with Libyan institutions towards effective and inclusive security provision across the country. This work was possible thanks to the generosity of the European Union's Foreign Policy Instrument and the Swiss Peace and Human Rights Division. 27 May 2024

  • Supporting inclusive security and justice in Libya

    Recently, the European Union and the Swiss Government co-hosted a briefing for the diplomatic community in Tripoli to share key findings from DCAF’s project, Building Bridges Through Security Sector Reform in Libya.  Months of engagement with Libyan stakeholders and a three-day technical dialogue in Geneva fed into the recommendations that will guide collaborative efforts with Libyan institutions towards effective and inclusive security provision across the country. This work was possible thanks to the generosity of the European Union's Foreign Policy Instrument and the Swiss Peace and Human Rights Division.

    27 May 2024

The role of ombuds institutions in achieving SDG16 Last week DCAF was in The Hague at the 13th International Ombudsman Institute World Conference. We led a break-out session on the pivotal role of ombuds institutes in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16. This session illuminated the essential contributions of these institutions in fostering more peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. We were proud to present the findings of our in-depth case studies of how ombuds institutes in Costa Rica, Georgia, Kenya and The Gambia have contributed to SDG 16 through local security sector governance and reform activities. 23 May 2024

  • The role of ombuds institutions in achieving SDG16

    Last week DCAF was in The Hague at the 13th International Ombudsman Institute World Conference. We led a break-out session on the pivotal role of ombuds institutes in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16. This session illuminated the essential contributions of these institutions in fostering more peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. We were proud to present the findings of our in-depth case studies of how ombuds institutes in Costa Rica, Georgia, Kenya and The Gambia have contributed to SDG 16 through local security sector governance and reform activities.

    23 May 2024

Analyzing security risks to Iraq from climate change Iraq is facing diverse climate and environmental risks, including pollution, drought, sand and dust storms, earthquakes, and rising sea levels. Recently DCAF and UNDP Iraq launched a stocktaking study that outlines the climate and environmental risks and highlights the activities of different security sector actors in adapting to and mitigating them. “We're committed to implementing the report’s recommendations…they will be instrumental in our efforts towards environmental and climate security in Iraq,” said Dr. Isaam Alsadi, the country’s Deputy National Security Advisor.   23 May 2024

  • Analyzing security risks to Iraq from climate change

    Iraq is facing diverse climate and environmental risks, including pollution, drought, sand and dust storms, earthquakes, and rising sea levels.
    Recently DCAF and UNDP Iraq launched a stocktaking study that outlines the climate and environmental risks and highlights the activities of different security sector actors in adapting to and mitigating them. “We're committed to implementing the report’s recommendations…they will be instrumental in our efforts towards environmental and climate security in Iraq,” said Dr. Isaam Alsadi, the country’s Deputy National Security Advisor.
     

    23 May 2024

Mozambique gets the nod from the Voluntary Principles Initiative In a significant stride towards upholding human rights in the extractive industries sector, the Mozambican government’s application to join the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI) was accepted during the annual plenary meeting. The VPI is a multi-stakeholder initiative of governments, multinational companies, and civil society organizations dedicated to ensuring that companies respect human rights in their operations. Over the next 18 months, the Mozambique government will develop a National Action Plan, laying out concrete strategies and initiatives to uphold the VPs on its territory and globally. With support from the Governments of Switzerland and the United Kingdom, DCAF is supporting the Mozambican Government in its commitment to join the VPI. 22 May 2024

  • Mozambique gets the nod from the Voluntary Principles Initiative

    In a significant stride towards upholding human rights in the extractive industries sector, the Mozambican government’s application to join the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI) was accepted during the annual plenary meeting. The VPI is a multi-stakeholder initiative of governments, multinational companies, and civil society organizations dedicated to ensuring that companies respect human rights in their operations. Over the next 18 months, the Mozambique government will develop a National Action Plan, laying out concrete strategies and initiatives to uphold the VPs on its territory and globally. With support from the Governments of Switzerland and the United Kingdom, DCAF is supporting the Mozambican Government in its commitment to join the VPI.

    22 May 2024

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article Rooting out security sector corruption with the rule of law 15 May 2024

Multimedia Changing mindsets for gender equal security institutions 10 May 2024

Publications Independent Report – Security Sector Governance in Moldova 10 May 2024

Publications Mapping international assistance in the security and defence sector of the Republic of Moldova 10 May 2024

Event How can ombuds institutes contribute to peaceful, just and inclusive societies? 10 May 2024

Publications The youth, peace and security agenda and security sector governance and reform 06 May 2024

Event Security dilemmas for Ukraine and Moldova 02 May 2024

Publications Intelligence oversight in the age of digitalization 29 Apr 2024

Publications Media: roles and responsibilities in good security sector governance 22 Apr 2024

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