Defence Sector Reform

Defence Sector Reform

UNSOM’s Defence Sector Reform Section is part of its Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group (ROLSIG).

The Section’s military advisors provide politically-aware military advice to UNSOM, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Federal Government of Somalia and each of the Federal Member States, if requested, with the overall aim of supporting the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Somali National Army (SNA) to enhance their effectiveness.

It provides support and advice in relation to the Comprehensive Approach to Security’s ‘Strand 2A,’ which focuses on military activity, advises on MOD and SNA capacity-building initiatives and programmes, promotes comprehensive planning as integral to transition operations, and assists the Federal Government of Somalia in coordinating international donor support for defence sector reform.