- 1995 - 2006
The title of S-1885 was drawn from the function series Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration (PKH.DDR) from the “Peacekeeping Headquarters Retention Schedule,” v. 2, August 2011, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS).
S-1885 contains records documenting the administration and coordination of the disarmament, demobilization, and societal reintegration (DDR) of former combatants in peacekeeping host countries.
Records consist of: plans describing the mission’s disarmament and demobilization strategy and process; schedules detailing the stages and implementation of demobilization; summaries of meetings between mission officials and local military leaders about the DDR process; reports describing developments in the DDR process during the mission’s mandate; and briefs on the locations of weapons collection sites.
Several files pertain to the disarmament and demobilization activities of the United Nations Observer Mission in Bougainville (UNOMB), in Papua New Guinea. There are summaries of meetings between UNOMB personnel and political, district, ex-combatant and church leaders about local weapons disposal issues; summaries of meetings of the Peace Process Consultative Committee (PPCC) about collaboration with UNOMB in the disarmament effort; periodic assessments of the weapons disposal process in Bougainville districts; and letters documenting relations between UNOMB and the Me’ekamui Defence Force in the reconciliation and weapons containment process. Also included are memoranda and briefs on a variety of topics related to the DDR process in Bougainville, such as: procedures for weapons storage; local ceremonies for the handover of weapons to UN personnel; technical assistance in weapons disposal provided by New Zealand; and the linking of weapons disposal to economic development on the island. There are also letters about the weapons disposal process, exchanged between the Director of UNOMB and the Commander of the Peace Monitoring Group (PMG).