Southern Sudan Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control

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Maj Gen Daniel Deng Lual
Head of Bureau
 

Mandate

Whereas security is a foundation for development, democracy and good governance; and whereas community security is built from the premise of human security; and whereas the proliferation of small arms and light weapons threatens the scalability and security of communities, the Government of Southern Sudan resolves to build a secure, just and peaceful society in which communities are free from the harmful impact of small arms, are protected from threats to their security, and are able to develop their livelihoods.


To achieve this objective, the Government of Southern Sudan adopts the provisions of the following mandate so as to establish the Southern Sudan Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control that will strive to build cooperation to address the threat posed by the proliferation of small arms and community insecurity to peace, confidence and development of Southern Sudan.

 

Objectives of the Bureau

The objectives of the Bureau are to:

 

  1. Lead and coordinate the development and review of Southern Sudan’s small arms control policies;
  2. Mobilize technical and financial support from international and local partners for a range of development, rule of law, security and small arms control interventions that together aim to enhance security at the community level;
  3. Enhance coordination and cooperation between GOSS ministries, commissions, and law enforcement agencies; state and local government; civil society and partners so as to develop comprehensive strategies and plans to address community insecurity and misuse of small arms;
  4. Strengthen information-sharing and cooperation on small arms maters nationally, regionally and internationally; and
  5. Facilitate civil society and community involvement in developing and implementing strategies to address CSSAC concerns

 

 

 

Functions: 

The functions and duties of the Bureau at the GOSS level include:

 

  1. Design community security and small arms control programme that will include a range of complementary interventions, including small arms control, development and rule of law that together aim to improve community security
  2. Coordinate ad mobilize technical, financial and material support of partners and undertake joint planning with partners for its activities
  3. Coordinate, monitor and report on the implementation of the regional and international small arms control agreements within Southern Sudan
  4. Lead the development and review Southern Sudan Small Arms Control policy and legislation, in coordination with concerned GOSS ministries and stakeholders
  5. Conduct research and assessments in collaboration with stakeholders at the state and county levels
  6. Contribute to the provision of information and analysis of community security risks to GOSS
  7. Develop an effective early warning and response system
  8. Encourage coordination and integration of CSSAC policy and planning with other relevant security, peace-building, and development policies and programmes
  9. Coordinate and collaborate with concerned GOSS ministries, commissions, law enforcement agencies, state and local governments, and partners to support their actions to implement CSSAC policies
  10. Initiate and chair technical working committees tasked with different aspects of CSSAC policy formulation, planning and implementation
  11. Coordinate the review and development of stockpile management policies, plans and procedures, in collaboration with the SPLA and law enforcement agencies
  12. Develop public information strategies and sensitization campaigns on CSSAC activities to raise awareness of GOSS policies, laws and plans and to promote change in public attitudes towards small arms
  13. Develop concepts for holistic approaches to addressing insecurity in particular geographic areas
  14. Develop and implement human resource, operational and technical policies, guidelines and procedures for the Bureau’s operations and activities to ensure accountable and effective delivery to communities
  15. Enter into memoranda of understanding between the Bureau and partners in order to fulfil this mandate

 

The functions and duties of the Bureau at the state and county levels include:
 

  1. Facilitate the participation of civil society, community and other stakeholders in the development and implementation of state/county CSSAC plans
  2. Coordinate and support state and local government, law enforcement agencies and partners to implement Southern Sudan’s small arms control policy and legislation
  3. Coordinate and support state and local government, law enforcement agencies and partners to develop and implement state/county CSSAC plans
  4. Lead assessments and consultations as required developing, prioritizing and monitoring responses to common insecurity
  5. Monitor, evaluate and report on the development and implementation of state/county CSSAC plans and on other issues pertaining to CSSAC as required

 

The functions, duties and vested powers of the Bureau at the national, regional and international level include:

 

  1. Coordinate with and represent Southern Sudan in the activities of the Sudan National Focal Point, National Focal Point in other countries, and Regional Centre on Small Arms (RESCA)
  2. Recommend modalities for coordinating Southern Sudan’s CSSAC activities with the GNU and northern states and for developing CSSAC programming in the three areas, in accordance with the CPA
  3. Report to relevant national, regional and international bodies on Southern Sudan’s progress in addressing CSSAC issues and implementing regional and international small arms control agreements

 

The Bureau may engage in such other functions and exercise such other powers as conferred upon it by or under the provisions of the ICSS, the presidency, the provisions of this mandate and/or any other law.

 

Structure:

 

The Bureau is led by the Head assisted by:

  1. Deputy Head
  2. Legal Advisor
  3. Focal Points
  4. Directors (Small Arms Control; Capacity Building; Administration and Finance

 

Click here for the Bureau's organogram.

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

  1. Policy dissemination
  2. Disarmament campaigns
  3. General insecurity awareness

 

Publications and Documents:

 

  1. Bureau Mandate
  2. Annual Report 2009
  3. Concept Paper for Disarmament of Civilians
  4. Report on Khartoum and regional visits
  5. Second Khartoum visit
  6. Strategic Plan 2009

 

 

Contacts:

 

Joseph J. Morrow
Administration and Finance
+249-909603180 / +249-122205361
morrowjos@yahoo.com

 

Chuol Gew Nhial
Director, Small Arms and Research
+249-911314506

 

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This article was updated on Apr 22, 2010