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International Cooperation and Assistance – Small Arms and Light Weapons. Mat Kimberley Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation and Recovery Group Manager. Australian Aid Program - What we do. Poverty reduction and sustainable development International Aid Policy – major milestones

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international cooperation and assistance small arms and light weapons

International Cooperation and Assistance – Small Arms and Light Weapons

Mat Kimberley

Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation and Recovery Group Manager

australian aid program what we do
Australian Aid Program - What we do
  • Poverty reduction and sustainable development
  • International Aid Policy – major milestones
    • Millennium Declaration 2000
    • Doha Round 2001
    • Monterrey Consensus 2002
    • Rome Declaration on Harmonisation 2003
    • Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness 2005
    • Accra Agenda for Action 2008

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australian aid program who we work with
Australian Aid Program - Who we work with
  • Australian Government partners
  • Non-government organisations
  • Multilateral organisations
  • Other donors

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australian aid program how we work
Australian Aid Program - How we work
  • Partner countries lead development process
  • Priorities jointly agreed
    • Country Strategies
    • Pacific Partnerships for Development
    • Program-based approaches

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australian aid program how we work5
Australian Aid Program - How we work
  • Using and strengthening local systems
    • build on what works
    • formal and traditional systems
  • Different ways to build capacity
    • technical advice
    • institutional linkages and partnerships
    • operational funding and budget support
    • training and scholarships
    • regional networks and forums

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why justice and security matter to development
Why justice and security matter to development
  • Justice-security-development nexus
  • Key elements of state-building and stability
  • Critical challenges
    • Justice systems are integrated
    • State systems have limitations
    • Non-state justice systems matter

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australia s law and justice assistance
Australia’s law and justice assistance
  • A number of Australian Government Departments and Agencies provide assistance:
  • AusAID justice sector programs
    • variation in scale and scope
    • formal and informal (non-state) systems
  • AusAID policing and security programs
    • policing, transnational crime, counter-terrorism

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australia s small arms and light weapons assistance
Australia’s small arms and light weapons assistance
  • Centred on practical implementation of the UN POA
  • Support for applied research
    • UNIDIR Pacific needs matching analysis
    • Armed Violence Reduction baseline survey in Timor-Leste.
  • Support for catalytic programming
    • training for marines in Mindanao, Philippines
    • Support for former children associated with armed forces and armed groups to reintegrate into society in Nepal
  • Support for international SALW mechanisms
    • development of International Small Arms Control Standards

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case study timor leste
Case Study: Timor-Leste
  • Austcare and Small Arms Survey: Armed Violence Baseline Assessment
    • comprehensive surveys on security sector issues.
    • policy focused research connecting civil society and communities with government bodies.

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case study solomon islands
Case Study: Solomon Islands
  • Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands
    • Broad support aimed to ensure law and order, strengthen government institutions, and promote economic reform.
  • Programs included:
    • Firearms Amnesty
    • Support for the RSIPF
    • Capacity building within Government
    • Support to community reconciliation processes.

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case study unidir pacific research
Case Study: UNIDIR Pacific research
  • Aim of the Project:
    • to identify with states what their needs are in terms of international SALW assistance and inform donors.
  • Who and where?
    • The project focused on Government officials, donors, and civil society representatives from Fiji, PNG, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Solomon Islands.

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unidir key needs identified by states
UNIDIR: Key needs identified by States
  • National Coordinating Agency or Body to address SALW
  • Laws, regulations and administrative procedures
  • Stockpile management and security, including inventory management
  • Law enforcement
  • Customs and borders
  • National registries and licensing
  • Security and development

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unidir future engagement
UNIDIR: Future engagement
  • strengthening and building partnerships;
  • awareness-raising;
  • action-oriented research for greater awareness and understanding of the nature and scope of the problem;
  • sustainable development;
  • cultural issues; and
  • conflict prevention.

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unidir next steps
UNIDIR: Next Steps

UNIDIR would appreciate your feedback on the Report.

Please contact:

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conclusion
Conclusion

What we have learned:

  • Development is complex
  • Understand and respect local context
  • Focus on affordable home-grown solutions
  • Be realistic and strategic about donor role

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