Towards a Comprehensive Approach? Civil Society and Security Sector Perspectives on Dutch Missions

On 24 February 2015, GPPAC, Cordaid and PAX convened a discussion in The Hague, focussing on Dutch and international interventions in fragile and conflict-affected areas. The event brought together officials from the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security & Justice, as well as civil society, academia and think tank participants. The participants contrasted the different perspectives, identified areas of common understanding and opportunities, and reviewed the contextual and institutional dynamics framing the civil-military roles and relationships. This report summarises the main discussion points from the presentations, plenary and break-out sessions, as well as the follow up suggestions and recommendations that emerged from the event. While drawing on the various perspectives present, the conclusions presented here are those of the organisers.

You can download the report here.