UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Children and Armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui in eastern DRC

Note - Measuring Security Progress: Politics, Challenges and Solutions By: SSR Resource Centre | SSR | Nov 14, 2014

The Secretariat of the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law, run jointly by the Hague Institute for Global Justice and the Conflict Research Unit at Clingendael, is organizing an Expert Meeting on Thursday, November 20 to examine the issue of measuring security in the context of fragile states, in cooperation with The Netherlands Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Titled “Measuring Security Progress: Politics, Challenges and Solutions,” this event will look at ways to properly design security measurements and also showcase examples of innovative practices from the field.

The issue of security measurement is a potentially contentious one, given the divergent views of both what constitutes security and what should be the indicators of progress in achieving security. As such, this Expert Meeting will seek to provide some much needed clarity on this topic by examining definitions of security indicators, exploring the extent to which definitions are political, and ultimately qualifying what counts as progress in security.

Further information on this event can be found here.

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