The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs has become the national partner in Pakistan of DCAF, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, Geneva Switzerland, in September 2019.
DCAF- Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, is a Geneva-based institution that assists and encourages national partners to improve security sector governance through inclusive and participatory reforms based on respect for national ownership, in-depth knowledge of local context and comparative experience from different regions. DCAF’s partners include a wide range of security sector actors including governments, parliaments, civil society, international organizations, police, judiciary, intelligence agencies, border security services and military.
The PIIA Library has the finest specialized holding in Pakistan on international relations with an excellent collection of over 36,507 books, covering areas of foreign policy, international politics, area studies, peace and conflict studies, terrorism and related subjects. The library also has a number of reports, databases and bound volumes of 15,000 old journals. The Library receives over 100 journals and newspapers and maintains a unique system of newspaper clippings to facilitate research.