The ten year long armed conflict between the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Nepali government officially ended in November 2006 with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and the Agreement on Monitoring of the Management of Arms and Armies (AMMAA). Soon after the Maoist army and their weapons were cantoned across 28 sites in Nepal.

The United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), with support from UNDP, then led the verification of combatants in the cantonment sites and identified 19,602 of them as members of the Maoist army, 2,973 as minors on the date of the ceasefire (25 May 2006), and 1,035 as late recruits. A total of 4,008 Verified Minors and Late Recruits (VMLRs),......

Knowledge Management Documents from the Rehabilitation Programme
Importance of this project towards achieving the MDGs

The future of the former Maoist combatants is one of the most complex, challenging and important issues to settle for the successful completion of Nepal’s peace process. The settlement of this issue is therefore crucial for a sustainable peace that will accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs.

Project Name: United Nation Interagency Rehabilitation Programme (UNIRP)
Duration: June 2010 to 31 July 2013
Location: All five development regions (in Kathmandu, Bharatpur, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi)
Budget committed and contributed: $12.55 million
Implemented by: UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and ILO
Donors and implementing partners (amounts committed so far): UNDP ($8.14m), UNICEF ($3.06m), UNFPA ($0.34m), (BCPR $0.69m), ILO ($0.32m)
Norway and DFID are the lead donors, funds channelled through the UNPFN.
Other partners: Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, NGOs, semi-government training institutes and the private sector


Disarmament Demobilization and Rehabilitation Information Management System (DDR-IMS) is an improved version of the commonly used DREAM database system tailored to the specific needs of the Nepal rehabilitation programme. It makes information management more intuitive and responsive to emerging needs in DDR interventions. It's an online system which is accessible with strong data security policy and measures through internet and intranet structures. The DDR-IMS contains personal information of the Maoist army and their arms and ammunition collected during the UN led registration and verification process. It also includes information on the various stages and components of the rehabilitation support to 4008 Verified Minors and Late Recruits.

Note: DDR-IMS access is only for authroized users