UN forms paramilitary units to disarm Americans in New York
At the end of December, on the U.N. careers homepage has a list of vacancies in the UN New York office for recruiting officers for post-conflict situations, negotiation, disarmament and demobilization.
“This position is located in the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) Section of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) in New York. New York is classified as a hardship "H" duty station and family duty station. the United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff,” It says in the description for applicants.
While the mayor of New York is trying hard to fill the streets of the Big Apple with police, the UN is recruiting military personnel to disarm the civilian population and help the city authorities to achieve this goal.
Earlier in Maryland, a military convoy consisting of armored vehicles with UN tags was captured.
“Disarmament is the collection, documentation, control and disposal of small arms, ammunition, explosives and light and heavy weapons of combatants and often also of the civilian population. Disarmament also includes the development of responsible arms management programmes.”
“Demobilization is the formal and controlled discharge of active combatants from armed forces or other armed groups. The first stage of demobilization may extend from the processing of individual combatants in temporary centres to the massing of troops in camps designated for this purpose (cantonment sites, encampments, assembly areas or barracks). The second stage of demobilization encompasses the support package provided to the demobilized, which is called reinsertion.”
“DDR stands for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. The objective of the DDR process is to contribute to security and stability in post-conflict environments so that recovery and development can begin. The DDR of ex-combatants is a complex process, with political, military, security, humanitarian and socio-economic dimensions. It aims to deal with the post-conflict security problem that arises when ex-combatants are left without livelihoods or support networks, other than their former comrades, during the vital transition period from conflict to peace and development. Through a process of removing weapons from the hands of combatants, taking the combatants out of military structures and helping them to integrate socially and economically into society, DDR seeks to support male and female ex-combatants and men, boys, women and girls associated with armed forces and groups, so that they can become active participants in the peace process.”
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