The United Nations Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) was established in March 2005 by the United Nations Executive Committee on Peace and Security (ECPS), with a mandate to improve the Organization’s performance in the area of DDR. The IAWG was mandated to develop a coherent UN approach to DDR in both peacekeeping and non-peacekeeping environments. The IAWG is jointly chaired by the Department of Peace Operations (DP)O and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is currently composed of 26 UN entities. The objectives of the IAWG are:
To develop and maintain cutting-edge DDR policies and resources;
To provide technical and strategic advice to DDR practitioners in the field;
To monitor developments and evaluate results in DDR.