Situation Advisories

Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD)
The AWSD is a global compilation of reports on major security incidents involving deliberate acts of violence affecting aid workers.

Africa Organised Crime Index


BBC NEWS Country Profiles

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office  – Travel Advisory

BTI Transformation Index

CIAThe World Factbook

Corruption Pcerption Index (CPI) 2021 (Transparency International)

Crisis GroupCrisisWatch (interactive map)

Earth Observing System (7 Top Free Satellite Imagery Sources in 2019)

Fragile States Index (Fund for Peace)

Freedom House

GAN Risk Compliance Portal

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
The Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world and tools to facilitate response coordination, including media monitoring, map catalogues and Virtual On-Site Operations Coordination Centre.

Global Incident Map

Ibrahhim Index of African Governance

IMB Piracy & Armed Robbery Live Map 2020 ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS)
This map shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during the year.

Insight Insecurity
Insecurity Insight examines threats facing people living and working in dangerous environments. Their data collection and analysis methods generate insights relevant for aid workers, aid agencies and those concerned with the protection of health workers, educators, IDPs and refugees.

Marine Traffic
Provides free real-time information to the public, about ship movements and ports, mainly across the coast-lines of many countries around the world.


OSAC is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and private-sector security community that supports the safe operations overseas through threat alerts, analysis, and peer networking groups.

REACH – an initiative providing granular data, timely information and in-depth analysis from contexts of crisis, disaster and displacement. Created in 2010, REACH is a joint initiative of IMPACT InitiativesACTED and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT).



UN Geospatial Information Section

UNITAR – UNOSAT – Operational Satellite Maps and Geographical Information

Vision of Humanity Maps

WHO –  Travel Advisory


Humanitarian Watch

Crisis GroupCrisisWatch

Global Initiative Against Transnational and Organized Crime


Human Rights Watch (HRW)

The New Humanitarian – humanitarian news and analysis from Africa, Asia and the Middle East (updated daily)

International Alert


United Nations Geo

Thomson Reuters Foundation News
news, information, country dashboard, connections, legal advice, media development

Transparency International

Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform Bodies

Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

Association for Security Sector Reform Education and Training (ASSET)

Centre for Security Governance (CSG)

DCAF (Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces):
a centre for security, development and the rule of law

DCAF-ISSAT (International Security Sector Advisory Team)

GSDRC (governance, social development, humanitarian response and conflict):
Applied Knowledge Services

International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL)

International News Safety Institute (INSI)

International NGO Safety and Security Association (INSSA)

OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe)

United Nations

Resources (in-house)

Rule of Law, Security Sector Governance and Reform

Content Overview:

Law Enforcement Tools

Content Overview:

  • Law and Legal Systems
  • Police: Comparison Case Studies
  • United Nations Police and Justice
  • Rule of Law, Democratic Policing and Criminal Justice
  • Discrimination and Hate Crime
  • Human Trafficking and People Smuggling

Web Portals & Resource Hubs

Compendium of Operational Tools – Peacebuilding Centre

DCAF – Publications – professional opportunity portal (jobs, organisations, tenders etc.)



Europe’s Development Agencies – interactive (Global Development Professionals Network / Guardian)

GSDRC – Topic Guides

International News Safety Institute (INSI) – news, training, advice, country profiles, safety resources etc.

OECD – Conflict and Fragility

OSCE – Document Library

Peacekeeping Resource Hub: Lessons Learned, Policy and Training for the Peacekeepiung Community


Security and Human Rights Knowledge Hub


United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

UNODC – Legal Tools and Networks

VERA Institute of Justice


AVENTEL Partners (USA / South Africa)

Maxcellence (Switzerland)

Tactical Survival Concepts (Germany)


Website Architecture:

Image (photograph, clipart and vector) Credits:

  • Shutterstock, Dreamtimes, and
  • SSR and ROL Photos sourced from the United Nations Media Centre
    • UN Photo/JC McIlwaine – UNPOL Patrols Warrap State in South Sudan
      UN Photo/Martine Perret – UNPOL and Timorese Police Officers Visit Dili Orphanage
  • Afghan Photo, courtesy of the “Security Sector Reform Resource Centre
  • “Afghan Border Police enlist Tribal Leaders to protect eastern Borders” (Sgt. Tracy J. Smith) (dvids photo ID: 251237)
  • “Amoured Dove of Peace”, by Banksy (West Bank barrier wall, August 2007)
  • “Protestor”, by Banksy
  • Class photos, Briefing
    (Simon de Saint-Claire, PhD)

Graphic Design and Artwork:

  • Simon de Saint-Claire, PhD