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Implementation of UNSCR 2151 (2014) - SSR and maintaining peace and international peace and security, 17. 6. 2014

Implementation of UNSCR 2151 (2014) - SSR and maintaining peace and international peace and security, 17. 6. 2014

One of the key tasks of the UN is to promote peace and stability in post-conflict countries. Security Sector Reform (SSR) is one of the key elements of maintaining peace. Slovakia has been engaging for long period in the agenda of SSR in order to create a stable environment for further development of post-conflict countries. Slovakia has initiated on 17.06.2014 a seminar of the UN Group of Friends of SSR entitled "Implementation of UNSCR 2151 (2014) - SSR and maintaining peace and international peace and security", which was organized by the Slovak Republic in cooperation with the Republic of South Africa and Nigeria. Discussion was attended by nearly 100 representatives of Member States, United Nations Secretariat, DPKO, UNDP, the regional organization ECOWAS, EU and NATO. Discussion has benefited from the presence of members of UN missions, inter alia, from Mali, Libya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea Bissau and Somalia.

The meeting was opened by the GoF Co-Chair Permanent Representative of Slovakia Mr. Ambassador F. Ruzicka. UNSC Resolution 2151 has been presented by Mrs. Ambassador of Nigeria J. Ogwu. ASG for Rule of Law and Security Institutions D. Titov stressed the need to enhance predictability SSR delivery at the international level and the need to develop an overview of SSR goals. During the meeting was screened a film about SSR - Securing States and Societies produced by the SSR Unit and presented by Permanent Representative of the Netherlands k. van Oosterom. Seminar was followed by reception during which Member States have had a possibility to establish contacts with Secretariat experts on SSR, and thus to fulfill an essential role of the GoF - to provide a forum for the exchange of views and experience between Member States and the UN Secretariat.