Glyn Berry Program (GBP)
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade’s (DFAIT) Glyn Berry Program for Peace and Security supports the development of Canadian and international policies, laws and institutions that seek to promote the protection of individuals from violence and armed conflict. This is operationalised through projects that support democracy, the rule of law and the protection of human rights, within international peace and security efforts. The Program receives funding through START’s Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF) and is named in honour of Glyn R. Berry, a senior Canadian diplomat who was tragically killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan in January 2006.
Projects fall under three sub-categories:
- Democracy – that increase citizen influence over decision-making processes to address democratic crises and democratic openings in repressive, fragile and emerging contexts; strengthen democracy support policies, norms and best practices; and strengthen Canada’s community of practice on democracy support.
- Rule of law and accountability – that increase the capacity of citizens to hold their governments accountable for their actions and support the rule of law.
- Conflict prevention and vulnerability – Building international human rights norms and standards, especially those pertaining to minority rights, are essential to developing effective international conflict prevention strategies. Societies that respect and promote human rights are less vulnerable to insecurity and more able to resolve disputes peacefully.
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