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Democratic Governance for Citizen Security in Latin America

Producer: 
UNDP Oslo Governance Centre
Publication year: 
2012
Source of the information: 
Gaportal

In the context of supporting countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in their efforts to strengthen citizen security and measure it more effectively, the OGC and UNDP Brazil organized the Regional Workshop on Governance for Citizen Security in Latin America: Developing South-South Cooperation to Manage Knowledge and Promote Governance Approaches to Citizen Security, in Brasília on October 8 and 9, 2012. The event benefited from substantive support from the Crisis Prevention and Recovery team at UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama and UNDP’s Special Unit for South-South Cooperation (SU/SSC).

Over two days, 60 government officials, academics, members of the police, security specialists, members of civil society and UNDP staff from various countries in the region exchanged experiences and learned from one another while creating networks for south-south cooperation.

This report is the outcome of the workshop and it based on the speeches, presentations and discussions conducted at the Regional Workshop on Governance for Citizen Security in Latin America held in Brasilia.

The report is divided into six parts:

  • Introduction - Why talk about democratic governance for citizen security in Latin America
  • Part 1 - How can south-south cooperation promote innovative approaches to citizen security?
  • Part 2 - What can be learnt from local experiences to improve citizen security in different countries?
  • Part 3 - How can information on citizen security effectively support policymaking?
  • Part 4 - How can democratic institutional reform advance citizen security?
  • Conclusion - Where do we go from here?