Peace and demobilisation
Which country has been peaceful the longest? What are peace missions and how many are there? Which country provides the most troops for peace missions? What multi-national deployments has Germany participated in? Where have disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) measures taken place?
Besides answers to these questions, this module on “Peace and Demobilisation” presents further information on the topics of peace and peace missions as well as disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR).
This first topic, peace and peace missions, explains why the United Nations conducts peace missions and on what basis. It also sheds light on peace missions of other actors, such as the OSCE.
The second topic of this module – DDR – elaborates on a widely used and important process towards achieving peace. DDR measures are financed by various actors, such as the United Nations and national ministries. The process of reintegration is particularly difficult, especially if former fighters know nothing but how to fight and do not have any civilian skills or knowledge that would allow them to earn a peaceful income.