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SSR and Peace Processes

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on SSR is developing interim technical guidance notes to support their work in the field. Under the auspices of the task force, the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) has mandated DCAF to develop, within a broader research and publication project, a technical guidance note on the role of SSR in peace processes.

The project aims to examine the entry points, strategies, opportunities and constraints for addressing SSR in formal and informal peace processes across the pre-negotiation, negotiation, peace agreement drafting, and implementation phases.

The technical guidance note will be based on desk research and field research in El Salvador, Guinea Bissau, Liberia and Timor-Leste. The results of the study, including the case studies, will be published in an edited volume in the course of 2011.