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DCAF works with the UN in strengthening its approach to SSR support in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2151 on SSR. In particular, DCAF cooperates with members of the UN Inter-Agency SSR Task Force in the area of policy and research as well as guidance development. An increasing focus is placed on the development of evidence-based knowledge that responds to concrete needs of UN staff at headquarters and field. Ongoing projects include among others:

  • Supporting the UN in mapping the approaches to SSR of multilateral organizations.
  • Conducting a review of the UN’s approach to defense sector reform support through its peacekeeping and political missions.
  • Undertaking research on the integration of ex-combatants into the security sector as a basis for further guidance development.