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18 Dec 2005 description


With decades of experience in disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating ex-combatants, including some 400,000 over the past five years alone, the United Nations today launched a new set of standards aimed at improving the process, which is considered essential to restoring stability to war-ravaged countries.

"We're very proud of the work we've done so far in places like Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, where more than 134,000 combatants laid down their arms with United Nations help, but we acknowledge that we can do better," said United Nations Deputy …

25 Aug 2005 description

AFR/1239, DC/2990

NEW YORK, 25 August (Department for Disarmament Affairs) - The United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa will hold its 23rd Ministerial Meeting in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 29 August to 2 September 2005. Participants will include Ministers for Foreign Affairs, as well as other senior governmental experts from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security.