CENTRE POUR LE CONTROLE DEMOCRATIQUE DES FORCES ARMEES - DCAF
Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, PO Box 1360
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Mrs Lynn Turner, Executive Secretary and Head of Administration
The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces – DCAF – is an international foundation whose mission is to assist the international community in pursuing good governance and reform of the security sector. The Centre provides in‐country advisory support and practical assistance programmes, develops and promotes norms and standards, conducts tailored policy research, and identifies good practices and recommendations to promote democratic security sector governance.
DCAF was established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss government.
DCAF is guided by the principles of:
DCAF's work is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace.
DCAF is based in Geneva with permanent offices in Beirut, Brussels, Ljubljana, Ramallah and Tunis. The Centre has over 150 staff from more than 30 countries.