The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) held its last quarterly meeting of the working group on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), last Tuesday, with representatives of the Libyan authorities, international partners and civilian activists from all over the country.

The mission said in a statement, Saturday, that the meeting, which location was not specified, focused on preventing the outbreak of conflicts, Libyan efforts to address the spread of weapons, reducing societal violence, national reconciliation, and rehabilitating members of armed formations and integrating them into society.

The participants discussed the need for the DDR process to provide alternatives to recruitment into armed formations and build community cohesion.

They suggested holding social discussions among young people and holding appropriate meetings for women in a manner consistent with the culture and customs of Libyan society, to enhance their confidence in peace and eliminate the main drivers of violence, according to the statement.