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Security Sector Reform and UN Integrated Missions: Experience from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, and Kosovo

1 January, 2008


1 Recent Experience of UN Integrated Missions in Security Sector Reformby Heiner Hänggi and Vincenza Scherrer

2 ONUB and the Importance of Local Ownership:The Case of Burundi by Laurent Banal and Vincenza Scherrer
3 MONUC and the Relevance of Coherent Mandates: The Case of the DRC by Nicola Dahrendorf
4 MINUSTAH and the Need for a Context-Specific Strategy: The Case of Haiti byEirin Mobekk
5 UNMIK and the Significance of Effective Programme Management: The Case of Kosovo by Eric Scheye

6 UN Integrated Missions and Security Sector Reform: The Way Ahead by Heiner Hänggi and Vincenza Scherrer


Although the United Nations (UN) has only recently taken initial steps in developing a common approach to security sector reform (SSR), it has been involved for many years in supporting SSR processes in member states. This is particularly true in cases where UN peacekeeping operations are deployed as part of a comprehensive, multidimensional assistance effort to build peace in post-conflict environments.

This volume examines the experience of UN integrated missions in supporting SSR in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Kosovo. Based on the lessons drawn from these case studies, the volume develops a set of recommendations for future UN engagement in post-conflict SSR.


Heiner Hänggi, Vincenza Scherrer