Although the United Nations (UN) has only recently taken initial steps in developing a common approach to security sector reform (SSR), it has been involved for many years in supporting SSR processes in member states. This is particularly true in cases where UN peacekeeping operations are deployed as part of a comprehensive, multidimensional assistance effort to build peace in post-conflict environments. This volume examines the experience of UN integrated missions in supporting SSR in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Kosovo. Based on the lessons drawn from these case studies, the volume develops a set of recommendations for future UN engagement in post-conflict SSR.
Heiner Hänggi is Assistant Director and Head of Research at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
Vincenza Scherrer is UN SSR Project Coordinator at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).