2008 Mandate

- Supporting national reconciliation and dialogue


- Assisting with the implementationof security sector reform

- Facilitating efforts to combat drug and human trafficking and organized

- Assisting with the holding of credible and transparent legislative elections in 2008, in close cooperation with the United Nations country team and
other international partners

- Promoting respect for the rule of law and human rights

- Mainstreaming a gender perspective into peace-building, in line with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)

- Facilitating efforts to curb the proliferation of small arms and light weapons and contributing to the collection of weapons illicitly held

- Helping in the mobilization of international assistance

- Enhancing cooperation with the African Union, The Economic Community of West African States, the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries, the European Union and other international partners