The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

09 Dec 2013


This report focuses on the role of natural resources in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes and illustrates how the management of natural resources can be used to promote more effective and sustainable reintegration.


The development of this report was supported jointly by UNDP and UNEP’s Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding (ECP) Programme. It is the first outcome of the UNDP-UNEP Joint Initiative on DDR and Natural Resources and was conducted within the framework of the UN Inter-agency Working Group on DDR. Specific guidance for DDR practitioners on incorporating natural resources into the full DDR planning and implementation process can also be found in the Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS) Module 6.30, which builds on and was drafted in parallel with this report by UNDP and UNEP.


UNDP and UNEP are grateful for the generous contributions from the European Union and the Governments of the Netherlands and Finland that enabled the realization of this report.


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