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UNAMID engages Darfur peace partners on a DDPD workshop

By United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
UNAMID engages Darfur peace partners on a DDPD workshop
UNAMID engages Darfur peace partners on a DDPD workshop
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EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, December 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- More than 20 members of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM/Bashar) are participating this week at a 5-day workshop on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), sponsored by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in Khartoum. The sessions, which started on 8 December 2013, provide a platform for the participants to exchange views and better their understanding of the key provisions of the DDPD, with a special focus on the modalities and arrangements for the implementation of final security arrangements with regard to Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR).

The aim of the workshop is to offer a brief overview of the DDPD provisions, including the political situation, human rights, wealth-sharing keeping in mind post-conflict recovery and reconstruction, the Darfur land commission, as well as justice and reconciliation.

Speakers at the event praised the participants for their unwavering commitment towards peace in Darfur. The UNAMID representative assured those present of the Mission's commitment to aid in achieving a lasting stability in the region.

This workshop is the first one organized for members of JEM/Bashar after the signing of the peace agreement with the Government of Sudan in Doha on 6 April, and it is part of the preparations for the DDR as provided in the DDPD final security arrangements.