In June 2013, the AU Commission received a request from the Government of Sudan to assist them in their DDR efforts. From 6-7 November 2013, the AU DDRCP hosted a meeting between the Sudanese and South Sudanese authorities to discuss cooperation on DDR, community violence reduction and control of light weapons.
The meeting was facilitated funding from Germany and the assistance of the Bonn International Centre Conversion. The meeting was the first of its kind since the separation of South Sudan from the north and allowed technicians from both countries to meet together to enhance cooperation between the two countries. The AU is currently planning an assessment mission to Sudan in 2014.