UNIDIR United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

UN Entity Layer: 
Research and Training Institutes

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) was established in 1980 by the General Assembly in an effort to create a holistic understanding of disarmament issues, available to all Member States. The mandate of UNIDIR falls under the management of the Secretary-General's Advisory Board of Disarmament Matters and reports directly to the General Assembly. UNIDIR conducts research and develops policy recommendations for disarmament projects in the areas such as migration and human rights. UNIDIR has also developed a project specific to gender mainstreaming Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) programs in accordance to Security Council Resolution 1325 with particular focus to efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Source: United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

According to PeaceWomen's research, UNIDIR has not published any work on Women, Peace and Security, or shared policy documents and action plans, since "The Gender Action Plan of the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs" in 2006.

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For further information, please visit the official UNIDIR website.