Disarmament, Demobilization, And Reintegration Of Rebel Groups

1729 Words Jan 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Tori Topic B: Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration of Rebel Groups in Latin America
Less than eight percent of the global population resides in Latin America and the Caribbean, yet approximately thirty three percent of the world’s homicides occur in this region (Watts). More than 60,000 people have been killed by Drug Trafficking Organizations alone over the past 10 years, and more than 26,000 have gone missing (Morris). Jordan recognizes that a significant portion of the homicides in Latin America stem from the actions of rebel groups and, as a firm supporter of peace, urges the international community to address the issue through Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR). To do so, the global community must shape the effectiveness and improvement of DDR, as well as specific types of rebel groups such as gangs and drug cartels. Jordan believes that by addressing these issues, the international community can assist Latin America in the restriction of the influence and proliferation of rebel groups.
Although Jordan is not in close proximity with Latin America, it is invested in the issue, as the nation itself is affected by rebel groups in the Middle East. Jordan does not currently have a presence in Latin America concerning DDR, however, it is experienced with the concept within its own region, specifically concerning Syria and Turkey (Piro). Jordan has a moderating effect on rebel groups in much of the Middle East, and is a supporter of free syrian…
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