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Intergovernmental Approaches to Security Sector Reform (SSR): Background paper for the workshop on "Developing a SSR Concept for the United Nations"


David Law



This document reviews the approaches of intergovernmental organisations with a significant role in this field except for those of the UN and its agencies, whose SSR activities are dealt with comprehensively in a separate background paper drafted by DCAF.

This document is divided into four parts. Following this introduction, the second section describes the main features of intergovernmental organisations' involvement in SSR. The third section offers a table illustrating the SSR activities of these organisations. The fourth section provides a brief profile of each organisation in the table.

The paper was presented on 7 July 2006 in Bratislava and co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic, with the assistance of DCAF.