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Off Shore -- Birgit Braasch, Claudia Müller (Eds.)

Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Finno-Ugric Literatures 2 -- Johanna Domokos, Johanna Laakso (Eds.)

The United Nations and Security Sector Reform -- Adedeji Ebo, Heiner Hänggi (Eds.)

Church Polity, Mission and Unity: Their Impact in Church Life -- Barry Ensign-George, Hélène Evers (Eds.)

Seeing the Unseen -- Florian Förg

Becoming More of What We Are -- Julia Felder

Ambitious Newspaper Sports Journalism -- Heinz-Dietrich Fischer

Performance - Cinema - Sound -- Tomás Glanc, Zornitza Kazalarska, Alfrun Kliems (Eds.)

Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Inclusive Growth in Africa -- Achim Gutowski, Nazar Mohamed Hassan, Tobias Knedlik, Chantal Marie Ngo Tong, Karl Wohlmuth (Eds.)

Representation and Ultimacy -- Jan-Olav Henriksen

Africa on the Move -- Hana Horáková, Stephanie Rudwick, Martin Schmiedl (Eds.)

Women in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations -- S. Behnaz Hosseini (Ed.)

Focus on Language -- Olivier Mentz, Katarzyna Papaja (Eds.)

Shkodra -- Enriketa Pandelejmoni

Epistemic Challenges in a Modern World -- Gunnar Skirbekk

The Silver Library of Duke Albrecht of Prussia and his wife Anna Maria -- Janusz Tondel, Arkadiusz Wagner (Eds.)

Approaching East-Central Europe over the Centuries -- Marija Wakounig, Ferdinand Kühnel (Eds.)

Kinship, Cosmology and Support -- Ruijing Wang

Living in an Unruly World -- Theodor H. Winkler

Sustainability Research 2019 -- Hermann Witte (Ed.)


Olek Netzer
The Cognitive Roots of Fanaticism

How can sane human beings justify in their own eyes even their most preposterous ideas about other people and the most inhumane acts of self and others' mass-destruction? - This book offers a comprehensive answer, based on the discovery of Blind Areas on their cognitive maps. They first dehumanize themselves, by becoming blind to their own human predisposition to error and sin in war.

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Politikwissenschaft - 27.01.2020
Book Launch: The United Nations and Security Sector Reform (SSR): Between Policy and Practice
Thursday, 30 January 2020, 15:00-18:00
United Nations Secretariat Building, Conference Room 8
New York

High Level Panel and Roundtable Discussion

Hosted by Slovakia and South Africa in their capacity as co-chairs of the Group of Friends of Security Sector Reform on the occasion of the launch of the book:

The United Nations and Security Sector Reform: Policy and Practice
(edited by Adedeji Ebo & Heiner Hänggi)

The United Nations security sector reform (SSR) agenda has come a long way since the Secretary General`s first report on SSR in 2008. A far-reaching policy framework on SSR, including principles for its support, has been developed which continues to inspire other international actors. The organization has also succeeded in building political commitment among many of its Member States, and is evolving from the development of policy and guidance to the provision of more in-depth field support. However, gaps remain between the normative and operational dimensions in United Nations SSR support. Moreover, significant questions remain on the linkages between SSR and key broader United Nations agenda items of sustaining peace and sustainable development.

Against this background, over a decade since the development of the United Nations approach to SSR, and some five years since the adoption of Security Council resolution 2151, it is timely to take stock of the United Nations approach to SSR support and to explore options for new frontiers. The future United Nations SSR agenda should focus on ensuring that engagement in SSR support is concentrated on bridging the remaining gaps between policy and practice. This requires looking back at more than a decade of United Nations experience across different contexts, to examine lessons learned, and reflect on how these can be applied in line with key normative principles.

Co-Chairs of the UN Group of Friends of Security Sector Reform (SSR) Permanent Representatives of the Slovak Republic and the Republic of South Africa H. E. Mr. Michal Mlynár and H. E. Mr. Jerry Matthews Matjila request the pleasure of the company of Permanent Representative / Deputy Permanent Representative and Expert at the High-Level Panel and Roundtable Discussion.

Keynote speech by:
President of the 74th session of the General Assembly

The United Nations and Security Sector Reform

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