United Nations

Department of

Safety & Security

(UNDSS)

Who we are

United Nations Department of Safety and Security

What we do

The Department of Safety and Security is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system, ensure the maximum security for staff and eligible dependants as well as enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the programmes and activities of the United Nations System. The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) was formally established on 1 January 2005.Since that time, the Department has been dedicated to performing the following functions: To support and enable the effective
conduct of United Nations activities by ensuring a coherent, effective and timely response to all security-related threats and other emergencies; To ensure effective risk mitigation through the establishment of a coordinated security threat and risk assessment mechanism within the framework of a common, system-wide methodology; To develop high-quality, best-practise security policies, standards and operational procedures across the United Nations system, including the appropriate degree of standardization; To support implementation and monitor compliance with those security policies, standards and operational procedures; To ensure the most cost-effective provision and employment of security personnel by taking advantage of economies of scale and through centrally directed recruitment, selection, training, deployment and career development.

Contact

information

United Nations Department

of Safety & Security

(UNDSS)

UN HOUSE, 38 - 44 Stein Street P.O. Box 3444 Klein Windhoek Windhoek – Namibia Tel: +264 61 2046287 Fax: +264 61 204 6237 Cell: +264 811274629 Email: johnny.katzao@undss.org Web: www.undss.org
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