Major Themes

In addition to Learning and Development, Preparedness, Lessons Learned and Research, the ACMC undertakes work in the Protection of Civilians, Security Sector Reform and Women, Peace and Security.

Women, Peace & Security

‘Women’s and girls’ empowerment and gender equality are critical to efforts to maintain international peace and security … persisting barriers to full implementation of resolution 1325 (2000) will only be dismantled through dedicated commitment to women’s empowerment, participation, and human rights, and through concerted leadership, consistent information and action, and support, to build women’s engagement in all levels of decision-making.’

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Security Sector Reform

‘Reforming the security sector in post-conflict environments is critical to the consolidation of peace and stability, promoting poverty reduction, rule of law and good governance, extending legitimate State authority and preventing countries from relapsing into conflict.’

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Protection of Civilians

The international community, led by the United Nations (UN), has developed an integrated concept for POC as a result of atrocities in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia over the last two decades.

Following the recommendations of the Brahimi Report (2000), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued a series of Resolutions supporting POC (in particular UNSCR 1674 and 1894), and began including POC in UNSC mandates for peacekeeping operations.

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