Switzerland

Geneva Centre for Security Policy in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, and Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces.

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation established in 1995 with 45 Member States for the primary purpose of promoting peace, security and stability through executive education, research and dialogue.

Committed to the highest professional standards, the GCSP trains Government officials, diplomats, military officers, international civil servants and NGO staff in pertinent fields of international peace and security. Through research and publications, workshops and conferences, the GCSP also provides an internationally recognised forum for dialogue on key security and peace policy issues in the interest of effective security policy decision-making. Some of the latter activities aim to facilitate discreet dialogue in post-conflict situations.

The Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international foundation that contributes to enhancing security sector governance (SSG) through security sector reform (SSR). It was established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation.

GSCP in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport of Switzerland hosted the Challenges Annual Forum 2012 on the theme ‘Cooperation and Coordination in Peace Operations: United Nations and Regional Perspectives’ in Geneva.