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Promoting local action for youth and child security in Tunisia In partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Women's & Family Affairs, and the Observatory for Childrens' Rights, DCAF organised a national conference on the role of Tunisian municipalities in enhancing urban safety and promoting youth and child security. More than 70 representatives of different municipalities, security forces, justice actors, youth protection services, researchers and civil society met to discuss emerging issues and challenges. The goal is to empower local authorities to develop sustainable prevention and protection policies, in close collaboration with community stakeholders. 06 Oct 2022

  • Promoting local action for youth and child security in Tunisia

    In partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Women's & Family Affairs, and the Observatory for Childrens' Rights, DCAF organised a national conference on the role of Tunisian municipalities in enhancing urban safety and promoting youth and child security. More than 70 representatives of different municipalities, security forces, justice actors, youth protection services, researchers and civil society met to discuss emerging issues and challenges. The goal is to empower local authorities to develop sustainable prevention and protection policies, in close collaboration with community stakeholders.

    06 Oct 2022

The role of ombuds institutions in achieving SDG16 Representatives from ombuds institutions including Niger, Togo, Senegal, Kenya and the Gambia joined us in Olso this week for a two day workshop on the contributions that ombuds institutions can make toward achieving the 2030 Agenda and especially Sustainable Development Goal 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions. Ombuds institutions have a huge role to play as an effective linking pin between citizens and accountable government. Thanks to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Norway for their generous support.  06 Oct 2022

  • The role of ombuds institutions in achieving SDG16

    Representatives from ombuds institutions including Niger, Togo, Senegal, Kenya and the Gambia joined us in Olso this week for a two day workshop on the contributions that ombuds institutions can make toward achieving the 2030 Agenda and especially Sustainable Development Goal 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions. Ombuds institutions have a huge role to play as an effective linking pin between citizens and accountable government. Thanks to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Norway for their generous support. 

    06 Oct 2022

Supporting the United Nations with SSG/R in Niger Our team of Hervé Auffret, Fairlie Chappuis, Etienne Sompairac, and Manoelle Konincks are in Niamey this week meeting with stakeholders across the spectrum as part of our support to the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Niger. We were honoured to meet with Traditional Chiefs and Vigilance Groups of Niamey who helped increase our understanding of the ways in which we can assist the international community to support security sector reform and governance initiatives in the country.             05 Oct 2022

  • Supporting the United Nations with SSG/R in Niger

    Our team of Hervé Auffret, Fairlie Chappuis, Etienne Sompairac, and Manoelle Konincks are in Niamey this week meeting with stakeholders across the spectrum as part of our support to the office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Niger. We were honoured to meet with Traditional Chiefs and Vigilance Groups of Niamey who helped increase our understanding of the ways in which we can assist the international community to support security sector reform and governance initiatives in the country.            

    05 Oct 2022

Protecting the rights of military personnel This week representatives from ombuds institutions around the world gathered in Oslo for the 14th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces. Among the items for discussion was protecting the rights of military personnel when they are caught between following orders that contravene International Humanitarian Law, or disobeying those orders and risking prosecution before a military court. ICOAF is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Office of the Norwegian Parliamentary Ombudsman for the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands, and the Foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. 05 Oct 2022

  • Protecting the rights of military personnel

    This week representatives from ombuds institutions around the world gathered in Oslo for the 14th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces. Among the items for discussion was protecting the rights of military personnel when they are caught between following orders that contravene International Humanitarian Law, or disobeying those orders and risking prosecution before a military court. ICOAF is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Office of the Norwegian Parliamentary Ombudsman for the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands, and the Foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

    05 Oct 2022

Supporting networks of SSG/R practitioners in Asia-Pacific This week our Asia-Pacific Unit team are in Indonesia hosting a week-long Asia-Pacific SSG Forum. Representatives of national governments, civil society groups, and security institutions from across the region have gathered to engage in a region-wide exchange and debate on key Security Sector Governance (SSG) challenges and opportunities. Over the week they’ll share experiences, best practices, and lessons learned on topics such as citizen oversight, cybersecurity, and climate security and its implications for the security sector.                 29 Sep 2022

  • Supporting networks of SSG/R practitioners in Asia-Pacific

    This week our Asia-Pacific Unit team are in Indonesia hosting a week-long Asia-Pacific SSG Forum. Representatives of national governments, civil society groups, and security institutions from across the region have gathered to engage in a region-wide exchange and debate on key Security Sector Governance (SSG) challenges and opportunities. Over the week they’ll share experiences, best practices, and lessons learned on topics such as citizen oversight, cybersecurity, and climate security and its implications for the security sector.                

    29 Sep 2022

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