Launch of UK Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG)

09 February 2010

The government's Stabilisation Unit launched the UK Civilian Stabilisation Group at the Royal Geographical Society in London today.

The Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG) is a thousand-strong pool of civilians requested by the Prime Minister.

These individuals have been specially selected for their experience across the public, private, civil and military sectors.

They have the knowledge and expertise to support countries as they try to re-establish peace and security. This pool of people will ensure we are able to deploy the right people, to the right place at the right time to help rebuild fragile states and countries affected by conflict.

The Stabilisation Unit is an inter-departmental UK government unit that helps improve the UK's ability to support countries emerging from violent conflict. It is jointly owned by the FCO, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Ministry of Defence (MOD) – its three 'parent departments'.