Friday, 01 November 2013

Cross-border workshop in Addis Ababa

From 6 to 7 November, BICC together with the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a cross-border workshop on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and community security and arms control (CSAC) in Addis Ababa.

Photos: Paes/BICC

The workshop brought together two government delegations from Sudan and South Sudan. It was the first meeting on a technical level between the two countries since the independence of South Sudan in July 2011. The participants agreed to share information and lessons learned from their respective countries and committed themselves to establishing a coordination mechanism and to discussing future joint activities. Other stakeholders present at the event were a number of international organizations, including the World Bank, UNMISS, EU, IGAD and RECSA, as well as representatives from Germany and Norway.

Agenda Cross Border Workhop (pdf, in English)

Communiqué (pdf, in English)

Sudan DDR Dispatch Newsletter (August - November 2013) (pdf, in English)