Luxembourg participates in the Security Council debate on Security Sector Reform in Africa
Under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, H.E.Mr. Olugbenga Ashiru, the Security Council held a debate on Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Africa on 12 October, on the occasion of which Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, intervened in the name of Luxembourg. In her statement, the Ambassador, who is chairing the Peacebuilding Commission's Country-specific Configuration on Guinea, stressed the necessity for profound security and defence sector reform in a spirit of national ownership, which is indispensable for sustainable peacebuilding and to consolidate the rule of law.
Luxembourg is determined to continue its commitment to SSR in a spirit of effective multilateralism. This was notably proven in its support to MONUSCO for the professionalisation of the Congolese National Police or by supporting the elaboration by African Union Member States of a draft AU Policy Framework on Security Sector Reform. This framework is expected to be adopted in January 2012 by the AU Heads of State and Government.