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  • The Report on the 2013 MD Regional Conference for Southeast Asia is now available.

    15 Dec 2014
    In July 2013, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, in collaboration with the ICRC, and in coordination with the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) and DCAF hosted a conference to raise awareness of the Montreux Document in Southeast Asia and to discuss challenges related to the regulation of PMSCs.

    The conference provided a regional perspective on states’ interactions with PMSCs and identified national regulations with a view to sharing good practices. The conference was held in Manila, Philippines and gathered nearly 60 representatives of governments, international organisations and industry from 8 states in the region (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). Download the report of the Conference or read online:

    Conference Report

    The conference raised awareness of the Montreux Document in Southeast Asia and discussed challenges related to the regulation of PMSCs.



  • Montreux Document Regional Conference held for Francophone African states, Dakar, Senegal

    4 Jun 2014
    In June 2014, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Senegal in collaboration with the ICRC, and the Centre des hautes études du défense et securité (CHEDS), and DCAF, hosted a regional conference in Dakar.

    The conference gathered over 60 participants including civil society, international organisations and representatives from 16 states in the Francophone and Lusophone region in Africa (Algeria, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cap Vert, Cameroon, Mauritania, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Central African Republic, Togo).

    The conference gathered over 60 participants.

    The aim of the seminar was to increase the number of states supporting the Montreux Document, to provide an opportunity to share experiences, and to identify good practices regarding the national regulation of PMSCs in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Download the report of the Conference or read online:



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