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United Nations integrated disarmament, demobilization and reintegration standards [PTP.2012.06E]

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Web Based
5 Mar 2012 to 30 Mar 2012
Duration of event:
4 Weeks
Programme Area:
Peacekeeping, peacebuilding and recovery
Specific Target Audience:
A number of fellowship are available for candidates from Least Developed Countries (as per the UN-OHRLLS list). Please note that for this course only a special arrangement is available for those participants nominated by United Nations. For more information, please contact the Programme directly at:
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The United Nations Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (UN IDDRS) bring together knowledge, lessons learned and good practices on a wide range of issues from concepts, policies and strategies to programme planning, design, management, and monitoring and evaluation. In addition to outlining the basics of each phase of DDR, the IDDRS offer detailed guidance on key issues, such as information and sensitization, food aid and food security, women and gender, children and youth, health and HIV/AIDS and important linkages with other peacebuilding processes.

The goal of the course is to provide participants with an interactive, practical and engaging overview of the IDDRS, familiarizing them with the various components.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Define DDR concepts and identify relevant policies and strategies, including the United Nations integrated approach to DDR;
  • Describe integrated DDR planning and programme design;
  • Analyze DDR operations, programmes and support activities, more specifically the processes of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration;
  • Integrate cross-cutting issues pertinent to DDR policies and strategies into DDR policies and strategies;
  • Link DDR programmes with other peace-building processes.

The course is structured in six modules that will be covered over four weeks:

  • Module 1: The UN approach to DDR
  • Module 2: Integrated DDR planning and programme design
  • Module 3: Disarmament and demobilization
  • Module 4: Reintegration
  • Module 5: Cross-cutting issues
  • Module 6: Linkages with other processes
UNITAR PTP adopts an approach to training that highlights experiential and collaborative learning. This approach focuses on the learning needs, interests and styles of participants to ensure the relevance and retention of content and puts particular emphasis on the active participation of learners through practice-oriented learning environments.
UNITAR PTP’s approach allows participants to share knowledge and experiences and contribute dynamically to the learning process. Through this process, participants not only acquire information but also contribute to the construction of knowledge in a way that is meaningful and directly applicable to the reality of peace operations. Instructors guide participants through this process, delivering and conveying information, clarifying doubts and supporting participants through different activities.
UNITAR PTP’s approach to training puts particular emphasis on monitoring and evaluation. This process continuously develops course structure and activities to better suit participants’ areas of interest. This also allows for a review process that systematically improves course design and implementation for future versions of the course.

Courses address a broad audience of civilians, such as students, researchers, academics and individuals from governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as national and regional military and police personnel of every rank and function.

Participants are not expected to have prior experience in or knowledge of the field. However, for advanced courses, a general understanding of the structure, components and functioning of a peace operation is highly advisable.
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