[PDF] UN Use of Private Military and Security Companies: Practices and Policies

Author: Åse Gilje Østensen, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), Published on: 1 January 2011

[M]ost analysts and commentators acknowledge that several members of the UN family contract PMSCs on a more or less regular basis. Similarly, the practice of UN humanitarian organisations buying services from PMSCs is also well known among observers...However, UN agencies have released little to no information about contracting practices with PMSCs...[refers to Aegis, AGMA, ArmorGroup (part of G4S), Blackwater, Defence Systems Limited, DynCorp, Empower Loss Control Services, EOD Technology, Edinburgh International, Executive Outcomes, Global Risk Strategies, G4S, Gray Security Services, Hart Security, IED Security, KZN Security, LifeGuard, Olive Group, MPRI (part of L-3 Communications), Pacific Architects & Engineers, Paramount Group, Saladin Security, Sandline International, Specialist Gurkha Services, Steele North America Triple Canopy, US Protection and Investigations]

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Related companies: Aegis Defence Services (part of Aegis Group) Aegis Group ArmorGroup (part of G4S) DynCorp EOD Technology Executive Outcomes G4S Global Risk Solutions L-3 Communications MPRI (part of L-3 Communications) Olive Group Saladin Security Sandline International Xe (formerly Blackwater)