By: Teresa Mull
The United Nations is looking for ‘Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration’ officers to work out of its New York City office.
The Truth about Guns reports:
The UN actually describes the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration mission as follows from the UN DDR webpage:
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.
Reinsertion* is the assistance offered to ex-combatants during demobilization but prior to the longer-term process of reintegration. Reinsertion is a form of transitional assistance to help cover the basic needs of ex-combatants and their families and can include transitional safety allowances, food, clothes, shelter, medical services, short-term education, training, employment and tools. While reintegration is a long-term, continuous social and economic process of development, reinsertion is short-term material and/or financial assistance to meet immediate needs, and can last up to one year.
Reintegration is the process by which ex-combatants acquire civilian status and gain sustainable employment and income. Reintegration is essentially a social and economic process with an open time-frame, primarily taking place in communities at the local level. It is part of the general development of a country and a national responsibility, and often necessitates long-term external assistance.
President Trump has been critical of the U.N., questioning the United States’ membership in the organization.
USA Today reported in October 2019:
…Trump, who once described the U.N. as "not a friend of democracy" … has consistently questioned multinational efforts such as NATO and the annual G-7 and G-20 summits.
Trump spent three days in New York last month for the annual U.N. General Assembly, pressing his case for sovereignty while also seeking support from allies to address a suspected Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia. Despite the international audience, Trump has used his U.N. addresses to speak more to domestic audiences.
"The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots," Trump told his counterparts on Sept. 24. "The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations."
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.