Workshop on DDR launches in Spain, attended by UN, EU, GNU, and PC

May 23, 2022 | International actors

On 23 May, a two-day workshop began on ‘International Ways to Support the Disarmament, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) Programme for Libya and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya’ in Toledo, Spain. The workshop was attended by the Government of National Unity (GNU) Chief of General Staff Mohammed Haddad, Deputy Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Abdullah al-Lafi (representing the PC’s role as Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army), GNU Minister of the Interior Khaled Mazen, GNU Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation Ali al-Abed, EU Ambassador to Libya Jose Sabadell, and the UN Special Advisor to the Secretary-General (SASG) Stephanie Williams. Some members of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) were also in attendance. During the workshop, participants discussed how international partners can support DDR processes in Libya, specifically on the integration of security forces into the state military apparatus.