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25 Sep 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

L'épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) qui a sévi en Afrique de l’Ouest en 2014-2015, plus particulièrement en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, a engendré plus de 28 000 cas et fait plus de 11 000 victimes.

22 Sep 2017 description
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The Security Sector’s Role in Responding to Health Crises representatives from key regional organizations involved in the Ebola response, including the African Union (AU) and the Mano River Union (MRU), as well as additional researchers, Ebola Task Force coordinators at national and regional levels, and representatives of the diplomatic and international community based in Freetown. Participants shared practical recommendations to facilitate better preparedness to mitigate future epidemics.

08 Nov 2016 description

The ‘Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces’ (DCAF) was established in 2000 as an international foundation whose mission is to assist the international community in pursuing good governance and reform of the security sector (SSR). DCAF’s work is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace.

19 Jun 2016 description

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have just published the third edition of the Addressing security and human rights challenges in complex environments Toolkit. The Toolkit is a guidance document structured around real-life security and human rights challenges faced by companies operating in complex environments.

15 Jun 2016 description

L’ étude cartographique des institutions de médiation pour les forces armées dans les pays francophones d’Afrique sub-saharienne est un projet initié sous l’égide de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) en collaboration avec le Centre pour le contrôle démocratique des forces armées – Genève (DCAF) dans le cadre du programme de l’OIF « Apporter un appui au maintien et à la consolidation de la paix ».

15 Jun 2016 description

This mapping study project on ombuds institutions for the armed forces in francophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa draws on extensive research undertaken as part of a previous OIF-DCAF research project in 2013 entitled “Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces in Francophone Africa: Burkina Faso, Burundi and Senegal”.

11 Dec 2015 description
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This report aims to systematically document the status of gender integration within the security sectors in Mali.

The report is designed to be a resource for people working in, or with, security sector institutions; for those interested in governance and development in Mali; and for those involved in gender-related issues. It combines information gathered by in-country researchers, interviews, document analysis and desk research. Much of the data in this report has never before been published.

11 Dec 2015 description
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Ce rapport s’efforce de méthodiquement documenter le statut de l’intégration du genre au sein des institutions du secteur de la sécurité au Mali.

25 Sep 2015 description

On 21 September 2015, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

This MoU consolidates their partnership that supports the development of Ukraine’s civilian institutional capacities in terms of humanitarian mine action management and coordination.

Increase human security

24 Jun 2015 description

10–11 October 2014 Kruzel Hall, WMO, Geneva

The crisis in and around Ukraine has not only challenged the founding principles of the international order as embodied in the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act and other relevant treaties, but it has also reaffirmed the importance of multilateral diplomacy.

15 Jun 2015 description

This Training Manual for Community Women in Sierra Leone aims to strengthen community women’s engagement and ability to influence national and community-level security decisions.

04 Jun 2015 description

In the summer of 2014, Israel launched Operation “Protective Edge” in the Gaza Strip. During the Operation, over 2,200 Palestinians were killed and more than 70 Israelis. The fighting also caused significant damage to the local criminal justice infrastructure and, consequently, the ability of security providers to uphold the rule of law.

18 May 2015 description

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international foundation established in October 2000 under Swiss law and on the initiative of the Swiss government.
DCAF at a Glance

17 Feb 2014 description
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À la lumière de l’évolution rapide de la situation sécuritaire en Afrique de l’Ouest, la présente étude analyse les documents régionaux de la CEDEAO relatifs à la RSS, en insistant sur les difficultés de mettre en œuvre les normes adoptées. Elle évalue ensuite le soutien concret apporté par la CEDEAO aux processus de RSS dans la région, à la fois en tant que partenaire et en tant qu’acteur de premier plan. Elle décrit les obstacles que la CEDEAO aura à surmonter et les opportunités qu’elle devra saisir si elle veut promouvoir la RSS.

17 Feb 2014 description
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In light of the rapidly changing and evolving security situation in West Africa, this paper analyses ECOWAS policy documents relating to SSR and highlights the challenges of translating norms to practice. It assesses ECOWAS’s concrete support to SSR processes in the region, both as a partner and as a leading actor and outlines challenges to overcome and opportunities to be seized by ECOWAS in its role in supporting SSR.

14 Feb 2014 description

Le Burkina Faso est un État dont les institutions publiques jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans les efforts en cours au niveau régional pour le maintien et la consolidation de la paix, de la stabilité et du renforcement de la démocratie.

Avec l’adoption en 2008 du Cadre de prévention des conflits de la CEDEAO (CPCC) et du Cadre d’orientation sur la réforme du secteur de la sécurité de l’Union Africaine en 2013, le rôle essentiel dévolu aux parlements nationaux dans le contrôle du secteur de la sécurité est de plus en plus affirmé et reconnu.