The IDDRS

The Integrated DDR Standards have been formulated through the joint efforts of 25 UN entities, which together form the Inter-Agency Working Group on DDR (IAWG). Between 2009 and 2014, the IDDRS have been updated with new and revised modules. In 2017, the IAWG took the decision to undertake a comprehensive review of the IDDRS, which culminated with the launch of the revised UN Approach to DDR in 2019.

The IDDRS were originally developed to provide guidance in post-conflict contexts where DDR forms an integral part of comprehensive peace agreements, usually where peace operations have also been established and mandated to support national DDR efforts.

Following the 2017-2019 IDDRS review, the revised UN Approach to DDR provides guidance to DDR practitioners working in both mission and non-mission settings as well as for DDR efforts within and outside the framework of comprehensive peace agreements.

“The Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS)have been formulated through the joint efforts of 25 UN entities, which together form the Inter-Agency Working Group on DDR (IAWG), and guide the United Nations system’s support to Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) processes.

IDDRS Framework

level 1

General IDDRS

module1.10

Introduction to the IDDRS

module1.10

Glossary: Terms and Definitions

level 2

Concepts, Policy and Strategy of the IDDRS

module2.10

The UN Approach to DDR

module2.11

The Legal Framework for UN DDR

module2.20

The Politics of DDR

module2.30

Community Violence Reduction

module2.40

Reintegration as Part of Sustaining Peace

level 3

Structures and Processes

module3.10

Integrated DDR Planning: Processes and Structures

module3.11

Integrated Assessments

module3.20

DDR Programme Design

module3.21

Participants, Beneficiaries, and Partners

module3.30

National Institutions for DDR

module3.40

Mission and Programme Support for DDR

module3.41

Finance and Budgeting

module3.42

Personnel and Staffing

module3.50

Monitoring and Evaluation of DDR Programmes

level 4

Operations, Programmes and Support

module4.10

Disarmament

module4.11

Transitional Weapons and Ammunition Management

module4.20

Demobilization

module4.30

Reintegration

module4.40

UN Military Roles and Responsibilities

module4.50

UN Police Roles and Responsibilities

module4.60

Public Information and Strategic Communication in Support of DDR

level 5

Cross-cutting Issues

module5.10

Women, Gender and DDR

module5.20

Children and DDR

module5.30

Youth and DDR

module5.40

Cross-border Population Movements

module5.50

Food Assistance in DDR

module5.60

HIV/AIDS and DDR

module5.70

Health and DDR

module5.80

Disabilities and DDR

level 6

Linkages

module6.10

DDR and SSR

module6.20

DDR and Transitional Justice

module6.30

DDR and Natural Resources

module6.40

DDR and Organized Crime