Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Guinea-Bissau: Information on the SSR process

The international community should urgently support the government’s efforts to consolidate democracy, reform the security sector and construct viable state structures. (...) Fundamental changes to the way in which the country is run are required. Above all, army reform is needed most urgently to free the political system from military interference. (...) The international community has taken tentative steps to lend its assistance. A program of reforms addressing major security sector and public administration challenges was adopted in 2007 and, at the request of the prime minister, the country was added to the agenda of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commision (PBC).

Source: Executive Summary of the ICG Report, Guinea-Bissau. In Need of a State

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