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									     United Nations




Department of Safety and
   Security (UNDSS)
The Challenge
       185 countries
                5 Areas

     98,431 UN employees
  More than 300,000 dependants

Increasing number of ‘High Risk’ countries
            Background
► The Department of Safety and Security was created in
  response to three resolutions adopted by the General
  Assembly over a three year period.
► In resolution 56/255 of 24 December 2001, the
  Assembly requested the Secretary-General to conduct
  an evaluation of the United Nations security system.
► In its resolution 57/155 of 16 December 2002, the
  Assembly requested the Secretary-General to take the
  necessary measures to ensure that security matters
  were an integral part of the planning for existing and
  newly mandated United Nations operations.
► Lastly, General Assembly resolution 58/295 of 18 June
  2004, requested the Secretary-General to submit to the
  Assembly at its fifty-ninth session a comprehensive
  report on the further strengthening of the safety and
  security of United Nations operations, staff and
  premises.
             Background
► Secretary-General’s Report to the General Assembly –
  “Strengthened and Unified Security Management
  System for the United Nations”-A/59/365 – 11 October
  2004
► General Assembly Resolution A/RES/59/276
► Decision to unify:
    UNSECOORD

    Safety and Security Service (SSS)
    DPKO Civilian Security


► Established the United Nations Department of Safety
  and Security on 1 January 2005
UNDSS Mission Statement
  The Department of Safety and Security is
     responsible for providing leadership,
  operational support and oversight of the
 security management system to enable the
   safest and most efficient conduct of the
   programmes and activities of the United
               Nations System
A New Strategic Vision for DSS in 2009
 ► Provide worldwide security leadership for the entire UN
   System.
 ► Provide sound, well designed, and valuable security
   programs and policies
 ► Lean and capable security organization
 ► Coordination and collaboration critical to success.
 ► Risk analysis based policies and procedures not risk
   avoidance.
 ► Use of transparent and justifiable security methodologies.
 ► Common framework of accountability.
 ► Capacities to be developed in an evolutionary approach.
   “Important to recognize that in spite of best efforts to
   protect staff and premises it may still not be enough to
   avoid or prevent tragic events.”
                                       Evacuations
 Terrorist
Incidents


                                                     Natural
                                                     Disasters


         Baghdad 2003



        Algiers 2007




                        Hostage Incidents
                                              POLICY, PLANNING
                           Under Secretary   AND COORDINATION
         EXECUTIVE
           OFFICE           General (USG)           UNIT

                                              COMPLIANCE AND
                             DEPUTY USG         MONITORING
                                                 SECTION



   DIVISION                                    DIVISION
OF HQ SECURITY       FIELD SUPPORT                OF
 AND SAFETY              SERVICE               REGIONAL
   SERVICES                                   OPERATIONS




                        DSS Structure
            EXECUTIVE             Under Secretary      POLICY, PLANNING
              OFFICE               General (USG)      AND COORDINATION
                                                             UNIT

                                       DEPUTY USG      COMPLIANCE AND
                                                         MONITORING
                                                          SECTION


   DIVISION
OF HQ SECURITY           PROTECTION
                        COORDINATION
 AND SAFETY                 UNIT
   SERVICES



HQ UN SSS                                    Division of
 UN OFFICES
AWAY FROM HQ
                                             Headquarters
 REGIONAL
                                             Safety and
COMMISSIONS
                                             Security Services
INTERNATIONAL
   CRIMINAL
  TRIBUNALS
    EXECUTIVE            Under Secretary                           POLICY, PLANNING
                                                                  AND COORDINATION
      OFFICE              General (USG)                                  UNIT

                                                                   COMPLIANCE AND
                           DEPUTY USG                             MONITORING SECTION




                                 THREAT AND RISK                  DIVISION
Division of                           UNIT
                                                                     OF
Regional                                 NGO
                                       LIAISON
                                                                  REGIONAL
                                                                 OPERATIONS
Operations                       CRISIS MANAGEMENT               DEPUTY/SENIOR
                                  & OPERATIONS UNIT               OPERATIONS
                                                                    OFFICER
                                  COMMUNICATIONS
                                     CENTRE



     MIDDLE      EAST        WEST                 ASIA -           EUROPE -       PEACEKEEPNG
      EAST      AFRICA       AFRICA              PACIFIC           AMERICAS        OPERATIONS
                                                                                  SPT. SECTION

      IRAQ


                                FIELD OPERATIONS
                           (CSA / SA / CSO / COS / DSA/ FSCO )
   EXECUTIVE               Under Secretary       POLICY, PLANNING
                                                AND COORDINATION
     OFFICE                 General (USG)              UNIT


                              DEPUTY USG         COMPLIANCE AND
                                                MONITORING SECTION




                     FIELD SUPPORT
                         SERVICE

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
        SECTION

            TRAINING AND
            DEVELOPMENT
              SECTION
                                     Field Support Service
      CRITICAL INCIDENT
  STRESS MANAGEMENT UNIT
                                                                                  POLICY, PLANNING
                                           Under Secretary                       AND COORDINATION
                 EXECUTIVE                                                              UNIT
                                            General (USG)
                   OFFICE
                                                                                  COMPLIANCE AND
                                              DEPUTY USG                            MONITORING
DSS Structure                                                                        SECTION



     DIVISION                                                                     DIVISION
  OF HQ SECURITY                     FIELD SUPPORT                                   OF
AND SAFETY SERVICES                      SERVICE                                  REGIONAL
                                                                                 OPERATIONS

                        INFORMATION                                              DEPUTY/SENIOR            NGO
PROTECTION                                           CRISIS MANAGEMENT
                        MGMT SECTION                                              OPERATIONS            LIAISON
COORD UNIT                                            & OPERATIONS UNIT
                                                                                    OFFICER
                         TRAINING AND
                                                      COMMUNICATIONS                           THREAT AND RISK
                         DEVELOPMENT
   HQ UN SSS                                             CENTRE                                     UNIT
                           SECTION

                                                     MIDDLE                                             PEACEKEEPNG
  UN OFFICES           CRITICAL INCIDENT                                                                 OPERATIONS
                       STRESS MGMT UNIT              EAST     EAST
 AWAY FROM HQ                                                                                           SPT. SECTION
                                                              AFRICA   WEST
                                                                       AFRICA ASIA -        EUROPE -
  REGIONAL                                            IRAQ                    PACIFIC       AMERICAS
 COMMISSIONS


 INTERNATIONAL                                                         FIELD OPERATIONS
    CRIMINAL                                                       (CSA / SA / CSO / COS /DSA/ FSCO )
   TRIBUNALS
             Resources
“ To provide security support in all countries
           where UN has a presence”

► Headquarters : 140
► Field Posts: 305 international, national 398
► HQ Security Operations: 1600
► Countries covered:                   185
► Countries where DSS has a presence: 113
DSS Global Deployment
       What do we buy
►   Personal Protection Equipment
►   Armoured Vehicles
►   Armoured Office & Accommodation Units
►   Close Protection Equipment
►   Perimeter & Access Control
►   Blast Mitigation
►   Vehicle Tracking
►   Medical First Response
►   Communications
►   Uniforms & Accoutrements
►   Ammunition
All Goods and Services required by
 UNDSS are procured through the

    United Nations
 Procurement Division
           (UNPD)
http://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/
THANK YOU
QUESTIONS?
             New Strategic Vision
“The Department of Safety and Security will provide worldwide security leadership
for UN Secretariat entities and UN Agencies, Funds, and Programs. Critical to and
implicit in the strategic vision is the recognition that this unified security structure
must implement sound, well designed, and valuable security programs and policies
throughout a highly decentralized United Nations system. DSS headquarters must
be a lean and capable security organization providing guidance, policy, training, risk
assessments, and other security products that UN organizations and security
coordinators must be able to leverage effectively in order to ensure the delivery of
security to their various constituents. This will also avoid costly redundancies and
conserve both programme and security resources. Coordination and collaboration
on security programs and policies at all relevant UN organizational levels must be
scrupulously observed. Risk analysis based policies and procedures as opposed to
risk avoidance policies must be the security measure for UN operations if critical
programs are to continue in security challenged environments. To this end, a
unified DSS security organization must set the example. Security policies, programs,
and recommendations must be based on transparent and justifiable security
methodologies, designed to find ways for UN programmes to remain in countries
and succeed in their missions. A common and fully coordinated framework of
accountability will provide realistic guidance on security roles and responsibilities.
These capacities will be developed in an evolutionary approach, thereby ensuring
that additional resources are properly absorbed and utilized; and recalibrated
against actual requirements. Nevertheless, it must still be recognized that
organizational and individual best efforts to protect staff and premises may still not
be sufficient to avoid or prevent tragic events, when faced by determined and
resourceful opponents intent on disrupting or damaging United Nations personnel
and activities. “

								
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