Our Goal

We work with national counterparts to develop comprehensive DDR strategies and programmes, thereby ensuring that:

  • short-term security imperatives are addressed as an integral part of early recovery and immediate post-conflict peace-building; and

  • job and livelihood  opportunities lead to more sustainable reintegration by linking interventions into recovery and longer-term development programming. Although we provide comprehensive DDR support in non-peacekeeping mission environments, in peacekeeping contexts our primary role and comparative advantages lie in the area of reintegration.  

Recognizing that reintegration is a multi-dimensional process, UNDP advocates for a coordinated approach to DDR support through the Inter Agency Working Group (IAWG) on DDR, which it chairs together with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The IAWG serves to bring together expertise from a total of 19 UN agencies, programmes and funds, including ILO, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA. Through the IAWG, UNDP also led the development of the United Nations Integrated DDR Standards (IDDRS) (www.unddr.org).