01/03/2015
lisa monaghan

Colletta (2009). Southern Sudan and DDR. Adopting an Integrated Approach to Stabilisation

The papers collected here were generated by a Small Arms Survey workshop that was held in Juba, Southern Sudan, on 25–26 June 2009, entitled ‘Southern Sudan and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR): Adopting an integrated approach to stabilization.’ Organized by the Small Arms Survey and the UK Department for International Development (DfID) in consultation with the Southern Sudan DDR Commission, the workshop was officially opened by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. James Hoth Mai, and attended by representatives from the SPLA, the Ministry of SPLA Affairs, the Government of Southern Sudan Peace Commission, and the Community Security and Small Arms Control Bureau (Ministry of Internal Affairs). Other attendees included partners from the Addis Ababa-based Centre for Policy Research and Dialogue, the University of Addis Ababa, UN DDR unit, UN Mission in Sudan, UN Development Programme, NGOs, Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS)/SPLA international advisories, and donor
institutions.

The primary objectives of the workshop were to discuss the feasibility of DDR in Southern Sudan as it is being currently planned and implemented, and to explore linkages between DDR and other post-conflict stabilization measures. A workshop outcome statement containing policy considerations for the GoSS and the international community was released after the event. This publication and the workshop outcome document can be downloaded
from www.smallarmssurvey.org/sudan.

Category: International Assistance and Interventions

Sub-category: Armed Groups/Actors