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Secretary-General’s remarks at Security Council open debate on Security Sector Reform (UN – United Nations)

(Source: UN – United Nations) Latest Statements New York, 28 April 2014 – Secretary-General’s remarks at Security Council open debate on Security Sector Reform I thank Nigeria for convening this important debate. The purpose of security sector reform, simply put, is to make people’s lives safer. Security institutions are at the core of the compact between the State and its citizens. The legitimate authority to use force comes with a corresponding responsibility to protect and respect human rights. A professional and accountable security sector under the framework of the rule of law can strengthen public confidence in the State and provide the stability necessary for…