Mine action


Demining in Sri Lanka

Photo: AusAID

Key actors

Network consisting of 12 UN bodies involved in mine action to develop or revise policies and strategies, set priorities among UN players, and share information

Aims to ensure a coordinated response to the problems of landmines, explosive remnants of war, and cluster munitions

Humanitarian mine action network contributing to coordination and policy at the global level, co-led by UNMAS and Humanity and Inclusion

Working to reduce the impact of mines, cluster munitions, and other explosive hazards, in close partnership with mine action organizations and other human security actors

Humanitarian mine action unit in the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), providing community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war, as well as small arms and light weapons

Focused on the clearance of landmines, cluster munitions, and unexploded bombs in places affected by conflict, while also carrying out risk education, as well as arms management and destruction

Global network of NGOs working towards a world free of antipersonnel landmines and the implementation of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty

Information tools

Dynamic compilation of over twenty country and territory portfolios, providing information on the current status of mine action in the country, project proposals, including the funding status

Key references

International standards issued by the United Nations to guide the planning, implementation, and management of mine action programs

Glossary providing brief explanations of the terms, definitions, and abbreviations used in mine action

Overview of key aspects of mine action and best practices for the five pillars of mine action: demining, advocacy and international law, mine risk education, victim assistance, and stockpile destruction

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