The Small Arms Survey’s mission is to provide authoritative, policy – relevant information and analysis to help inform policies and programmes. The Survey’s Human Security Baseline Assessment (HSBA) project for Sudan and South Sudan benefits from a network of expert researchers and peer reviewers, and receives feedback from practitioners and others with valuable insights. In response to HSBA Issue Brief 24, Broken Promises, we received a particularly lengthy and thoughtful analysis that we believe would be useful to disseminate to a larger audience. In consultation with the author, Luuk van de Vondervoort, a former member of the UN Panel of Experts on South Sudan, we agreed to share his remarks with the wider HSBA community.
Technical Advisor at Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Germany
Mr. van de Vondervoort is currently based in Brussels, and coordinates projects in the extended Sahel — Maghreb region on small arms and light weapons control. He has worked for BICC in South Sudan, Sudan, Mali, and Somalia.