FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Duke Kent-Brown
Peace and Security Council Report Programme
Institute for Security Studies
Tel: +25 111 515 6320
Cell: +25 1 92 131 1887
Voila! The Peace And Security Council Report Now Available In French
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18 May 2012 - The Peace and Security Council Report, now also appears in French. The first French language edition appeared on the ISS official website on 7 May 2012. The Peace and Security Council Report monitors the activities of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) and helps to complement the work of the Council by drawing attention to current human security issues on the continent. The publication, which is distributed free of charge, also serves as an early warning indicator of emerging security issues.
ISS, in partnership with Réseau de Recherche sur les Opérations de Paix (ROP), a Francophone peace operations research institute affiliated to the University of Montréal, Canada, has been working hard to extend the reach of the Peace and Security Council Report into the French-speaking world, specifically in Africa, but also beyond African borders. Given that there are more than 115 million people who speak French as a first or second language in more than twenty African countries, the new Rapport sur le conseil de paix et de sécurité is expected to fill an important need among decision makers.
The head of the Peace and Security Council Report Programme in Addis Ababa, Dr. Duke Kent-Brown said: “This project has been a major ISS goal for well over a year and its launch has been fuelled both by the enthusiasm of our relatively small ISS-ROP team and the need for greater impact in Francophone Africa. In time, I hope we will also be able to produce the Peace and Security Council Report in Arabic."
The first French language edition included articles on Mali, South Sudan and Sudan, and the Lord`s Resistance Army whereas the June edition will focus on events affecting countries in North, West and East Africa.
To download the English or French version of the report, click here.
About the Institute:
The Institute for Security of Studies (ISS) is a pan-African organization that undertakes applied policy research, provides teaching and training as well as technical assistance. The Institute is head quartered in Pretoria, South Africa with offices in Cape Town, South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Dakar, Senegal. The ISS works for the advancement of sustainable human security in Africa. It seeks to mainstream human security perspectives into public policy processes and to influence decision makers within Africa and beyond. The objective of the Institute is to add critical balance and objectivity by providing timely, empirical research, teaching and implementation support on sustainable human security issues to policy makers, area specialists, advocacy groups, and the media.
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