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Principles in PracticeNational Security Strategies

A National Security Strategy or Policy (NSS or NSP) is a key framework for a country to meet the basic needs and security concerns of citizens. Read more to explore eight key aspects that have recently surfaced in the creation of new NSS/NSPs, with entry points as to how to include those in new policies. A useful resource for practitioners, it also includes examples of NSS/NSPs in which these key aspects can be found.


Resource Library

Policy and Research Papers

A Transparent and Accountable Judiciary to Deliver Justice for All

Corruption is hampering the delivery of justice globally. This UNDP report, prepared in cooperation with U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, presents a series of successful experiences in promoting transparency and accountability within the judiciary in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Philippines, and Somalia.

Non-State Security Providers and Political Formation in Somalia

What role will non-state security providers continue to play in Somalia? The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) argues that they will remain a central feature of the Somali political landscape into the foreseeable future, and that the government will be forced to negotiate messy and fluid partnerships with these actors.


International Summer Academy in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, Mediation, Security & Intercultural Dialogue

This 3 Month CAS-Research Program aims to develop the research skills of participants and to familiarise themselves with relevant Swiss state, public and private institutions. Hosted by the Institute for Peace and Dialogue, the Summer Academy facilitates provides courses to build capacity of representatives of state organisations, business sector, INGOs/NGOs, education institutions, religious organisations, independent mediators and politicians through institutional global academic education in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, security and intercultural dialogue.


TEDx Talk: WOLA's Adriana Beltrán on Guatemala's Fight against Corruption and Impunity

As head of the Citizen Security Program for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Adriana Beltrán promotes policies that identify and address the root causes of violence and improve the effectiveness and accountability of police and judicial systems in Central America and Guatemala.



An evolving threat: assessing paramilitaries in Colombia | Monday 9 May 2016 | 16:00 - 17:00 | Washington

WOLA organises an event to discuss the need to intensify efforts to combat and understand paramilitary organisations, the complexities behind their existence, and the importance of dismantling them in order to ensure a lasting peace in Colombia. 

Making better security and justice programming happen | Thursday 10 May 2016 | 09:00 - 17:30 | The Hague

Why is the change needed for better security/justice programming in fragile societies not happening? This event hosted by the Knowledge Platform on Security and Rule of Law will discuss the main issues that block bringing about changes to programming approaches.

Colombia: Is Peace Closer than Ever? | Tuesday 10 May 2016 | 12:30 - 13:30 | Geneva

Just as the peace process between the Government of Colombia and the FARC is about to close in on the first realistic deal after decades of war, what are the prospects and risks for peace in Colombia? Join this lunch briefing by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva to talk about the peace situation in Colombia.


Human Rights Policy Adviser - Foreign & Commonwealth Office | London | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Deadline: 16 May 2016

Communications and Development Officer | Geneva | lnternational Code of Conduct Association | Deadline: 16 May 2016

Vice President for Global Talent Development & Global Human Resources | Washington | USIP | Deadline: Until position is filled.