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Säkrare Gränser Krävs för Ekonomisk Utveckling

 

 

By: Ochieng Adala & Johan Bergenäs
11-01-2012

Kenyas förre FN-ambassadör mfl: Säkerhetsproblemen som uppstår på grund av porösa gränser hindrar utveckling. För att fattiga mäniskor ska kunna förbättra sina liv måste säkerheten vid gränserna förbättras.


Next week, Sweden’s defense, security and development elites will gather in Sälen to discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing the international community today.

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CSOs and NGOs Need Recognition and Support: 

Ambassador Ochieng Adala                                                                                                                                  Acting Executive Director
African Peace Forum

In its resolution (UNSCR) 1540, the UN Security Council recognized the inevitability that some states may require assistance in implementing its provisions and invited states in a position to do so to offer assistance in response to specific requests to the states lacking the legal and regulatory infrastructure, implementation experience, or resources for fulfilling such provisions.

One of the challenges of UNSCR 1540 is its lack of reference to the role that civil society and nongovernmental organizations (CSO/NGO) can play in the process of implementing it. The latest report from the 1540 Committee (S/2011/579 of September 14, 2011), instructively recommends that the Committee, States, and international, regional and subregional organizations cooperate with academia, industry, and civil society where appropriate, taking a long-term approach that can contribute to national implementation of Resolution 1540. It is more than obvious that active participation and involvement of CSOs/NGOs in the implementation of requirements of resolution 1540 is not only important but also imperative.

  

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