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This community is open for professionals with an interest in security and the rule of law in all its forms and students that follow a study programme that evolves around these themes. 

Security and the rule of law are part of the priority themes of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The other priority themes are also linked to thematic communities on this platform and are water, energy & climate, food & nutrition security and sexual reproductive health & rights.

Security and rule of law are preconditions for sustainable peace and development. Dutch development policy focuses on ‘legitimate stability’, making citizens feel represented and secure. By promoting security, rule of law, peace processes and political governance, the Netherlands contributed to peaceful, lawful and inclusive societies (SDG 16) in 2017-2018. This work mainly focused on the following regions: the Sahel, Horn of Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, the Great Lakes and Afghanistan.