Regional Security Sector Reform Platform Report January 2016 - June 2017

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BASED ON REGIONAL EXPERTS NETWORKS IN SMALL ARMS ANDLIGHT WEAPONS CONTROL AND GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN SECURITY REPORT REGIONAL SECURITYSECTOR REFORM PLATFORMJanuary 2016 - June 2017 Empowered lives. Resilient nations. 3 RYACKGROUND & VERVIEWL AOutreach & Visibility ActivitiesPARTNERSHIPSDeployment Requests within UNDPArms Trade Treaty Contribution UNGroup of Friends of Security Sector ReformUS Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs DP AC Regional ecurity ector Reform Platform Report January 2016 - June 2017 4 ACR Armed ForcesTT Arms Trade TreatyBAFA GermanFederalAffairs European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States GT Gender Training of Trainers US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs CA Japan International Cooperation Agency Knowledge Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of DefenceTO North Atlantic Treaty Organization Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations Organization for Security and Cooperation in EuropeACACCenter for Security Cooperation United Nations Development Programme - Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Small Arms and Light Weapons AC South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland UNDPoA BUnited Nations Programme of Action on Small arms and light weapons 5 UMMARYTHE REGIONAL SECUY SEC REFOM PLAFOM (RSSRP) Idemand-driven responses to Rule of Law needs designed to contribute to efforts to achieve the Sustain(SDGs),TriangularKEY RE AND CHIEVEMEN IN 2016/2017through the RSSRP as well as increasing awareness of the mechanism. Deployments were organized to Kyrgyzstan Forcesight experts from the Ministries of Defence (MoD) Forcesformer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were deployed during a 10-day NATO-accredited Gender TrainingTrainersDecember in Belgrade for 15 participants from the ForcesTwo experts from the Serbian Ministry of Interior’s National Criminalistic-Technical Centre were deKyrgyzstanForKyrgyzshop on Forensic Investigation of Crime Scenes in FreedomThree experts from the Ministries of Defence and ForcesYugoslavRepublic of Macedonia supported the Nordic Centre tian Armed Forces and RACVIAC - Centre for Security Cooperation in conducting a Gender Training of TrainersTwo experts from police services in Bosnia and Herzegovina contributed to a conference of the Association of Women Police Officers in Kyrgyzstan held on Kyrgyzstanhelp advance gender equality in policing. Three experts from the Serbian Ministry of Interior provided training for their colleagues in the Moldovan General Police Directorate and the Ministry of Interior on the EU Integration process and shared lessons learned in a training organized from 25 to 26 FebruTwo expertsTrainersWesternistry of Defence in United Kingdom and NCGM in deTrainingTrainersED IN 2016/2017 INCLUDE: • Increasingnon-UNDP entities;incorporated into RSSRP. 6 STRENGTHOF THE PLTFOresponses to Rule of Law needsew gender trainers in the - a 10-day Gender Training of Trainers course WesternArmed Forces personnel Capacities of forensics Kyrgyzstanforensic investigation of sexual and gender based violence offensesstrengthened though a from Republic of SerbiaWorksto respond to global achieving the Global GoalsWomen police ofcers from Kyrgyzstan supported from BiH by sharing of Enhances South-South and Triangular Cooperation peer-to-peer based approach AV WSOAR?EGIER 16 experts on security sector reformto ministries of shared expertise in the military to from 4 countriesin the Western Reoublic of Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedoniain partnership with across the regionfrom Ministries of Forces to Police Ministries of Interiorto 8 countriesEurope and Africa: Kyrgyzstan, 7 SEESAC was established in 2002 and is a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). SEESAC has supported plement Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) control meathe implementation of Gender in Security Sector Reform activities for over 7 years. The dual focus of SEESAC’s portfolio aligns with Goals 5 and 16 of the Sustainable Development UNDP 4)Faster progress is achieved in reducing gender inequality and promoting women’s empowerment. Through its activAC has enhanced security cooperation in South urope (Sgender equality in policing and the military.P proposed to make this expertise available to partners outside of South uropeTriangular cooperation. This was to be accomplished through be deployed for activities carried out by requesting partners Team.SEESAC Regional Security Sector Reform Platform (RSSRP) was established and endorsed by participating states at the Regional Steering Group on Small Arms Weapons(SALW),the Regional Cooperation Council on 27 February 2015. The event organized hosted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) in Brussels. RSSRP functions under the P Regional Bureau for urope and the ommonwealth of ndependent States (RBECSAC as its facilitator. It is designed to respond primarily to Teamswhile remaining open to cooperation with other regional entiEU.entities. term targeted technical support and training capacity in niche Rule of Law areas. It further provides the opportunity to strengthen regional cooperation in Security Sector Reform and inspire new partnerships outside of South uropeimproving citizen security and the Rule of Law in developing post-con�ict/crisisthe RSSRP embodies theregion’s transition from being an importer of security to being an exporter of security ACKG & TS ING INING OF S SE IN BELGE, , DE 2016 8 track-recordcoupled with their participation in SEESAC’s regional projects SALW(seenegrin-Serbian),SEESAC’sfreestanding. The Roster is hosted on the SEESAC website and consists of and language – enabling swift and targeted deployments. The SEESAC Team is continuously carrying out research (SSR),SALWtopics in the ECIS region as a way of mapping out possible entry points for RSSRP. The initial focus has been on UNDP BOX 1:RP AS OF S OF W ontrolTracingCollection Campaigns and Awareness Raisingender ainstreaming in Security Sector ReformRaising Gender Awareness in the Military and PoliceCapacity Development for gender Equality MechanismsMainstreaming Gender in Military and Police Training Integration of Gender in Military Operations 9 L AThe operational activities carried out under RSSRP in 2016/2017 centered around three strands, namely: (1) Deployments; (2) RSSRP continuity; and (3) Outreach and Visibility. EPLOYMENTS2017.Kyrgyzstan(two),(two),detailed overview of deployments carried out in the reporting period: A 10 I. G TAINING OF TE FOICAN Y PEGender Training of Trainers course for 15 participants of Armed Forces from Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda.ForcesTrainingTrainers(GToT)to 15 December 2016. The GToT was organized by SEESAC in partnership with the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military tre of the Serbian Armed Forces.NATOTrainers from the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces YugoslavUNDP.gender perspective into military training and education for TrainersTrainersWesternThe aim of the course was to build upon the results achieved within UNDP’s Gender Equality in the Military in the Westfoster South-South cooperation. The course was organized in cooperation between the UNDP Regional Bureau for (RBEC),al Bureau for Africa. Lt.Col.FahirMoD,Lt.Col.MoD,YugoslavLt.Col.MoD,YugoslavLt.Col.Topalović,MoD,Lt.Cdr.MoD,MoD,TatjanaMoD, 07-15/12/2016 WHERE: BIMKDMNESRBRWA NGA GH UGA KGZSRB 11 TwoCriminalistics-TechnicalKyrgyzstanForKyrgyzForensic Investigation of Crime Scenes in Criminal Acts against Sexual Freedom and Domestic Violencethe staff at the Forensic Center of the Ministry of Internal AffairsKyrgyzstanrience of representatives of the National Crime Technical Centre and Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia. The Zec, 09-10/11/2016 Kyrgyzstan II. FRTSLOYED O KYGYZSTWorkshop on the Forensic Investigation of Crime Scenes in Criminal Acts against Sexual Freedom and Domestic Violence BIMKDMNESRBRWA NGA GH UGA KGZSRB 12 III. G TRT TAINING OF T HELD AACVIAC (2 LOYMENGender Training of Trainers courses organised in cooperation between the NCGM, the Croatian Armed Forces and RACVIAC - Centre for Security CooperationTrainersTrainersand SEESAC supported the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Forcesfor Security Cooperation in conducting two Gender Training of Trainers in Zagreb. One was organized from 18 to 28 and the second one from 15 to 26 Kosovo*,YuTurkey.Two Gender Trainers from the MoD of BiH and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were deployed as a Course Direc2017,TrainersYugoslavRepublic of Macedonia have supported the course as instrucThe Gender Training of Trainers Course is a ten-day NATO accredited course that prepares and enables instructors and perspective. This course provides participants with information grammes as well as to mainstream gender in other training or Lt.FahirMoD,Lt.MoD,Lt.MoD,Yugoslav WHEN:18-28/05/2016 Kosovo,YugoslavTurkey Kosovo(1999). BIMKDSRB CRO KGZBI 13 . RTSLOYED O KYGYZSTConference of the Association of Women Police Ofcers in KyrgyzstanTwo police women from Bosnia and Herzegovina were invitWomenKyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan,sentatives of SEESAC’s Regional Security Sector Reform They attended the conference on the role of women police Kyrgyzstanof�cers’tions and presented the results achieved by BiH women of�cers’based violence in the curriculum of the Police Academy.interest by members of the Association of Women Police Kyrgyzstan,strategic plan for the Association that was developed during women’swomen’s VericaFederal WHEN:03-04/03/2016 Kyrgyzstan BIMKDSRB CRO KGZBI 14 ERTSLOYED O OLDOVAEU Integration process - lessons learned from the Serbian Ministry of InteriorTwotrained the Moldovan colleagues on EU Integration process – lessons learned from the Serbian Ministry of InteriorFebruaryprovided at the same time peer-to-peer training on capacity building for forensic institutions and services of the new challenges. ZoranLazarov, WHEN:25-26/02/2016 WHERE: MDA SRB GBR MNEMKD 15 . G TRTHE K STRY OF EFENCE IN Y OF AINING OF T COUNCGM’s Gender Training of Trainers course organized for United Kingdom’s Ministry of DefenceTwoTrainersAFsWesternUK Ministry of Defence in the delivery of a Gender Training Trainersformer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Armed Forces leaders. They were deployed through the RSSRP at the request of the Nordic Center for Gender in Military OperaNATO-accreditedand Royal Air Force with an operational interest in gender Lt.MoD,YugoslavLučić, WHEN: WHERE:Hampshire. UK MDA SRB GBR MNEMKD 16 LATFORM CContinuous contact has been maintained with the roster the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFAs) of the participating Finance).and the political buy-in is maintained. & Vthrough a number of avenues. RSSRP has been promoted as well as in bilateral meetings with partners. These activners and potential ones – internally within UNDP as well as RP. SEESAC reported on RSSRP results at: the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Annual Meeting the Key leader seminar on Gender in Military Operations organized by the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Turkey the RCC Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western the Regional Steering Group meetings on SALW held in Belgrade on 24 April 2017 and 5 April 2016; Diversity and Inclusion in the Security Sector - Key 13-14 NATO/EAPC Seminar on Implementing UNSCR 1325 Women,SALW/MAWorkshop the Gender Perspectives Seminar held by NATO’s Allied Command Transformation in coordination with the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations in Nor the Deputy Chiefs of Defense meeting held within the South Eastern Europe Defence Ministerial Process on 8-10 June 2016 in Sarajevo; Biennial Meeting of States on the Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light WeaponsBMS6),6-10York.High Level Conference on the Role of Security Sector Reform in Sustaining Peace: Challenges and Opportunities held in Bratislava on 5 and 6 June 2017 and the 2nd OSCE Gender Equality Review Conference on 12 and 13 June 2017 in Vienna.ToRSSRP,section of its (KEXP) dedicated to RSSRP – in addition to the actual roster which resides on the secure area of the new KEXP (see earlier chapter on Platform Maintenance).RSSRP section of the KEXP gives detailed informaRSSRP,has ensured that the visibility of the deployments unon SEESAC’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter PANTS OF THE INING OF S SE IN BELGE, , DE 2016 17 S In order for RSSRP to increase its deployments and its posships both within and outside the UN system. Such routes EPLOYMENTto ECIS and its neighboring UNDP regions: Africa and the SALWopportunity to promote the RSSRP for future deployments. Report will be shared with Regional Bureaus and COs. This support will be needed from the RBEC and BPPS to ensure that there is increased awareness of the mechanism. EPLOYMENTMeetings were held with several partners with a view of RSSRP.nership with the NCGM continues to provide a opportuon these relations – in coordination with UNDP COs or EPLOYMENTThe deployment notice issue cannot be underestimated for the MFAs in South East Europe. Due consideration needs to be continuously given to this issue in order to avoid situabecause of a refusal from the sending institution. SEESAC will continue liaising with possible RSSRP clients and with the relevant MFAs – remaining especially attuned to the needs of the latter as they play a central role in facilitating RSSRP deployments in addition to the intricacies involved REATY Ctwo-foldTradeTreaty(ATT).cohesive approach: providing support to implementing entities in addition to ensuring that UNDP’s interests 18 activities given the situation on the ground where large (UXOs).inal nature and scope of RSSRP as well as highlight the overall issues of UNDP involvement in mine action globally. Several actors have pointed out the necessity for separating mine action from SALW control – with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) noting that mine action tends to be treated as a humanitarian issue SALWSALWaction due to the sensitivities around legal gun ownerdistinct characteristics imply that a uniform approach to addressing the problems is not possible across the range Forneeded. SEESAC will consult DG DEVCO country programs and SEESAC will further consult with DG DEVCO in terms of establishing contact with their national programs. Based on its successful cooperation with JICA during the RSSRP’spromoting RSSRP to its partners. SEESAC has a long-standing relationship with several Nordic for Gender in Military Operations through its Gender Equality MFA,eration in terms of RSSRP. Given its unique position in implementing both SALW Control UNDP.will continue engaging with these agencies to gauge interest RSSRP,SEESAC will also continue reaching out to the UN Group of FriendsAfriinterest in RSSRP has been raised at the High Level Conference on the Role of Security Sector Reform in Sustaining Peace: Challenges and Opportunities held in Bratislava on 5 and 6 June 2017. In June 2017 a meeting with representaMFAwhere possibilities for cooperation were discussed. NTERNATIONALAWFFAIRSTaskedcountries’of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) RSSRP,means of cooperation with this entity. Empowered lives. Resilient nations. www.seesac.org UNDP SEESAC Regional Security Sector Reform Platform Report January 2016 - June 2017 UNDP SEESAC Regional Security Sector Reform Platform Report January 2016 - June 2017