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Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

What is DCAF? The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces – DCAF – is an international foundation whose mission is to assist the international community in pursuing good governance and reform of the security sector. The Centre provides in‐country advisory support and practical assistance programmes, develops and promotes norms and standards, conducts tailored policy research, and identifies good practices and recommendations to promote democratic security sector governance. DCAF was established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss government. DCAF is guided by the principles of: neutrality impartiality gender sensitivity local ownership DCAF's work is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace. DCAF is based in Geneva with permanent offices in Beirut, Brussels, Ljubljana, Ramallah and Tunis. The Centre has over 150 staff from more than 30 countries. The new staff organisational chart as of January 1, 2017 can be found here. A full staff listing can be found here. How is DCAF governed? The DCAF Foundation currently comprises 63 Member States from across the globe. The Foundation Council – an assembly of all DCAF Member States – is DCAF’s supreme decision-making body. The Council is presided over by the Hon. Véronique Bujon-Barré who was  named president of the DCAF Foundation Council in 2015. In addition the Hon. Adolf Ogi, former Federal Counsellor and President of the Swiss Confederation, is Honorary President of the DCAF Foundation Council.

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