Stabilisation Unit

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The Stabilisation Unit is an interdepartmental agency of the UK government; it is jointly owned by the FCO, the DFID, and the MOD.[1] It aims to support fragile states and countries emerging from conflict,[2] where close cooperation between international agencies, the military, and civilian personnel is essential.[3]

The Stabilisation Unit, formed in 2007 from the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Unit,[4] serves a similar function to and works closely with institutions such as the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (Canada)[5] and the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (United States).

Activities[edit]

The Stabilisation Unit's objectives are:[6][7]

  • To prevent or contain violent conflict;
  • To protect people, key assets and institutions
  • To promote political processes which lead to greater stability.
  • Prepare for longer term development and address the causes of conflict.

Locations[edit]

The Stabilisation has provided advice, or assistance, for various places in crisis, including:

People[edit]

The SU recruits civil servants into the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre (CSSC)[17][18]

The SU also recruits civilians; the UK Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG) was launched in February 2010.[19] The SU maintains a pool of approximately 1000 civilian experts who can be deployed to assist other countries to help build peace & security.[16]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stabilisation Unit". Directgov. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Civilian Experts needed for the UK Government's Stabilisation Unit". Local Government Alliance for International Development. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Stabilisation Unit. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "National security concerns continue to dictate Britain’s government aid and development agendas". London School of Economics. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Established in 2005 within Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (http://www.international.gc.ca/start-gtsr/index.aspx)
  6. ^ "Stabilisation and the Stabilisation Unit". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Stabilisation and Stability Operations: A Literature Review". 30 June 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Afghanistan". Stabilisation Unit. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Linklater, Magnus (2 July 2008). "Afghanistan: ‘It was a battlefield last time I was here. The progress is remarkable’". The Times (London). Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Other Countries". Stabilisation Unit. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Haiti". Stabilisation Unit. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Iraq". Stabilisation Unit. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Developing Forensic Capability in Iraq". Stabilisation Unit. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Sudan". Stabilisation Unit. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Security Sector Reform in Moldova". Stabilisation Unit. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Pool of British civilian experts to help countries emerging from violence launched". Defense Professionals. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Stabilisation Unit: a unique opportunity for local government employees". November 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre". 12 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Launch of UK Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG)". National Archives. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.