Launch of the revised Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards

Jobs and skills for post-conflict reintegration and inclusive development

Statement | Geneva | 19 November 2019
On Tuesday, 19 November 2019 the revised UN integrated standards for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (IDDRS) were launched at an event entitled "Journey for peace and development", which was held simultaneously in New York and Geneva.

On the occasion, the ILO gave a statement highlighting the importance of providing ex-combatants and affected populations with decent employment and appropriate skilling opportunities in the reintegration phase as a way to uproot themselves from the conflict and break the vicious cycle of fragility, poverty and violence.