Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization
What is 1207?In 2006, Congress passed section 1207 of the FY 2006 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorized the transfer of up to $100 million in 2006 and 2007 from the Secretary of Defense to the Secretary of State for programs that support security, reconstruction or stabilization. Section 1207 was renewed for an additional $100 million in 2008.
The 1207 authority is intended to improve U.S. capacity and interagency coordination for immediate reconstruction, security or stabilization assistance to maintain peace and security in countries that are unstable. Section 1207 has a strong civil-military coordination and cooperation component, which means that it focuses on reconstruction and stabilization via civilian coordination with the security sector and civil society.
FY 06 and FY 07 1207 ProjectsLebanon: $10 million to support training for Lebanese Internal Security Force and to assist Lebanon Armed Forces with recovering unexploded ordnance.
Colombia: $4 million focused on capacity building, community organization, and supporting improved public outreach.
Haiti: $20 million focused on volatile communities to create jobs, build infrastructure, and strengthen governance.
Nepal: $10 million to improve public safety, promote rule of law, and promote quick development activities.
Somalia Reconciliation and Stabilization Program (Ethiopia, Kenya): $25 million to support security sector reform, promote capacity building, and mitigate conflict and instability.
Trans-Sahara Counter-Terrorism Partnership (Mali, Mauritania, Niger): $15 million to support teacher training, job skills training, and training local leaders.
Tri-Border Initiative (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines): $16.9 million to enhance infrastructure, economic development, and law enforcement activities.
Yemen: $8.8 million to improve social services among youth, increase youth workforce opportunities and youth involvement.