Did you know that the United Nations (UN) has a Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Resource Centre?
According to the Center’s website:
DDR stands for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. The objective of the DDR process is to contribute to security and stability in post-conflict environments so that recovery and development can begin. The DDR of ex-combatants is a complex process, with political, military, security, humanitarian and socio-economic dimensions. It aims to deal with the post-conflict security problem that arises when ex-combatants are left without livelihoods or support networks, other than their former comrades, during the vital transition period from conflict to peace and development. Through a process of removing weapons from the hands of combatants, taking the combatants out of military structures and helping them to integrate socially and economically into society, DDR seeks to support male and female ex-combatants and men, boys, women and girls associated with armed forces and groups, so that they can become active participants in the peace process….
All those who are found to be members of an armed force or group (to be included in the DDR programme), whether they were involved in active combat or in support roles (such as cooks, porters, messengers, administrators, sex slaves and ‘war wives’), shall be considered part of the armed force or group and therefore shall be included in the DDR programme….
Disarmament is the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light and heavy weapons of combatants and often also of the civilian population. Disarmament also includes the development of responsible arms management programmes.
Although the United Nations is headquartered on international territory in New York City, the UN has no jurisdiction over the city.
This is doubly ensured by the fact that not only did President Trump not ratify the gun control UN Arms Trade Treaty signed by Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry, April Trump officially withdrew the United States from the treaty last April.
So why, then, is the UN advertising to hire an English-speaking Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration officer who would be assigned to the UN’s Department of Peace Operations and stationed in the city of New York?
Posting Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: DISARMAMENT, DEMOBILIZATION AND REINTEGRATION OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 26 December 2019 – 08 February 2020
Job Opening Number: 19-Security Institutions-DPO-127453-R-New York (R)
The responsibilities of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer include:
- Acts as a Focal Point for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) components for two to three missions, responsible for planning, support to implementation and evaluation;
- Participates in DPO and Integrated Task Force planning meetings for the establishment of a new peacekeeping mission with a potential DDR component;
- Provides Headquarters support in planning the civilian and military logistics support for DDR
The “work experience” of this Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Officer must include “Seven years of relevant experience in disarmament affairs, political analysis or in national military or paramilitary service, preferably related to the design, implementation or review of DDR.”
What does the United Nations know that the American citizen doesn’t?
H/t Activist Post