The Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy (APRD), led by Jean-Jacques Demafouth, a former defence minister, and Damane Zakaria's UFDR
agreed to dearm and demobilise as part of the deal.
Earlier this week, SRSG Coomaraswamy signed an action plan and secured commitments for the end of recruitment and use of children by the CPJP and UFDR
, both rebel groups in the Central African Republic.
In June 2008, the government signed the Comprehensive Peace Accord with the APRD and the Union of Democratic Forces for Unity (UFDR
), led by Zakaria Damane, in Libreville, Gabon.
Two of the main rebel groups, however, the Union of Democratic Forces for Unity (UFDR
) and the Army for the Restitution of Democracy (APRD), ceased all recruitment of children during the reporting period as a result of disarmament, demobilization, and reinsertion activities.
Additionally, the Union des forces democratiques pour le rassemblement (UFDR
) committed to United Nations verification of the presence of children in their ranks," said SRSG Coomaraswamy.