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Background

Business and Security

Who we are

DCAF’s Business and Security Division works with business, governments and communities to improve security, sustainable development and respect for human rights. We play a leading role globally in improving oversight and accountability of the private security industry. We engage actively to address security and human rights challenges related to the extractives sector when operating in complex environments. More broadly, DCAF supports initiatives at local, national and international levels that promote responsible business conduct.

US AT A GLANCE

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PUBLICATION: Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

Our Programmes

DCAF’s Business and Security Division develops innovative partnerships with companies, governments and communities to improve security, sustainable development and respect for human rights.

We engage on two levels:
    - Support to international initiatives that promote responsible business conduct
    - Support to national implementation in the field of business and security

Partners

  • The Montreux Document Forum
  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA)
  • UNLIREC
  • DiploFoundation
  • University of Denver
  • IPIECA (The global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues)
  • Queen’s University (Ontario, Canada)
  • Lumière Synergie pour le Développement (LSD)
  • Socios Perú
  • Geneva Internet Platform
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • German Federal Foreign Office