This map layer shows the countries in which currently disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) activities are taking place. The main data source for this layer is from UNDP, complemented by various other data sources.

Example of how to read the map:

In Somalia, currently the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants is taking place.

The graphs show the number of DDR activities per region since 1990 and the costs for DDR activities of a country in millions of US dollars.


  • IISS - International Institute for Strategic Studies

    In its annual Military Balance, the IISS publishes data on military personnel. The international institute provides research-based policy advice and deals with military and strategic questions. In the annual Military Balance, it provides information on the number of soldiers, weapons, population and GDP of up to 171 countries. A detailed list can be found of a respective country’s weapons and soldiers (including recruits and paramilitaries). The IISS also assesses the military capacities and arms economies. Additionally continued and new DD&R Missions are documented.

  • UN - United Nations

    The United Nations were founded in 1945 as an international organization. Currently 193 member states bother with global solutions of different issues for example peace and security, climate change or sustainable development. Furthermore the UN deploys military and non-military personnel for DD&R initiatives and sends delegates of its institution into chosen states to actively support and/or lead the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process. For each affected country specifically tailored operations are being developed and implemented (UN Peacekeeping Operations). These missions are carried by different subgroups of the UN for example UNDPA (UN Department of Political Affairs) and UNDPKO (UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations).

  • AU - African Union

    The African Union was founded in 2002 and replaced the OAU (Organization of African Unity). Headquarter of the institution is Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. It is the aim of all member states to support the sustainable development of the African continent. Beside economic aspects the organization focuses on social and peacekeeping missions. For this purpose DD&R arrangements are an important tool for supporting stability in former crisis- and conflict areas.


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