The 14th Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Security Sector Governance in Southeast Asia (IPF-SSG) will be held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on 5-7 December 2017. The Forum will focus on the topic “Security Sector Governance in Transition Societies: Working Towards Effective and Accountable Security Provision”, with a special emphasis on the joint identification of SSG impasses experienced by transition societies and their security sectors in pursuing good security sector governance.
The IPF-SSG provides a platform for dialogue and exchange that is unlike any other in the region. It aims to promote ongoing dialogue and exchange of good practices on the role of parliaments and other oversight institutions in security sector governance in Southeast Asia. Building on this contribution to regional dialogue on security sector governance, the IPF-SSG has served as an important platform for supporting the development of national initiatives in Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand. These countries will participate at the conference with members of parliament, parliamentary staff and representatives of government and security agencies as well as civil society and academia. The 14th IPF-SSG will be organized by DCAF's Asia-Pacific Unit.
Photo: Uppatasanti Pagoda, Nay Pyi Taw.
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