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Security sector reform dominates the meeting of State Secretary Burian with UN Assistant Secretary-General, 28. 1. 2015

Security sector reform dominates the meeting of State Secretary Burian with UN Assistant Secretary-General, 28. 1. 2015

Preparations for the upcoming high-level meeting of the UN Group of Friends of the Security Sector Reform at UN headquarters in New York were the main topic of the meeting between Peter Burian, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and Dmitry Titov, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions on 28 January. The meeting of the UN Group of Friends is scheduled for 12 February 2015 at UN headquarters in New York and will be attended by Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, together with other high representatives of the member states, the UN Secretariat and international and regional organizations.

State Secretary Burian and Assistant Secretary-General Titov discussed the development of the agenda for the security sector reform along three ongoing processes within the United Nations, namely a review of peacekeeping operations, peace building architecture and the post-2015 development agenda. The partners supported the holding of an accompanying event organized in the course of the general discussion on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations as well as the summit on post-2015 development agenda which will be held at UN headquarters in New York in September.
State Secretary Burian stressed the importance of security sector reform (SSR) for ensuring conflict prevention, strengthening the rule of law and supporting democratic governance. In that respect, Slovakia is planning to devote a special panel to the issue of funding SSR at the international conference Globsec 2015 in Bratislava.