Security sector reform

A functioning, responsible and accountable security sector is a vital component in good governance and improving human security. The security sector is often defined as including:

- armed forces and police, intelligence, border agencies, etc

- oversight bodies (eg ministry of police, defence) and justice system (eg courts, prisons)

- private military and security companies, mercenaries, etc

UN-endorsed standards for law enforcement officials include a Code of Conduct and Basic Principles. In 2006, the UN sub-commission on human rights endorsed principles to prevent human rights abuses by state-employed officials with guns. The OECD has also developed SSR guidelines for practitioners.

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Michele Pepe of the West Africa Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA) and UNIFEM spoke to an assembly of more than 800 army recruits at a meeting in Cote d’Ivoire on 6 October.

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El más reciente boletín del Consejo de ONGs de la Comunidad para el Desarrollo de África Austral (SADC-CNGO) incluye una declaración que califica la violencia reciente contra manifestantes en Malawi como “una violación directa de los Principios Básicos de las ONU sobre el uso de la fuerza y las ​​armas de fuego por parte de las entidades de seguridad pública”.