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18 Mar 2011 description

Landmines continue to kill or maim more than 4,000 people yearly

United Nations appeals for $498 million to address the challenge in 29 countries

GENEVA - Mine action initiatives in 29 countries, territories or peacekeeping missions will cost $498 million in 2011, according to the 14th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects, released today by the United Nations in Geneva.

The portfolio is an annual snapshot of the impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war in countries or territories with mine action programmes.

01 Mar 2011 description

Milestone Convention continues to be a guiding light for the global disarmament movement.

NEW YORK, New York, March 1, 2011- Twelve years ago, the milestone Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction entered into force. Since the Convention's inception, 156 countries have become States Parties.

The Mine-Ban Convention commits member states to prevent future landmine contamination and to work to solve the existing landmine problem.

30 Nov 2009 description

2010 Portfolio Highlights

27 countries, territories, missions

This 13th edition of the annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects features overviews and project outlines for 27 countries, territories or missions affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war.

277 projects

There are 277 projects in the 2010 portfolio. Africa accounts for the largest number: 103.

95 appealing agencies; one in five projects from national NGOs

The 2010 portfolio continues to receive a high level of participation by an array of appealing agencies, including national authorities, …

20 Nov 2007 description

Foreword

Since the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty was adopted in September 1997, mine action has helped an ever-increasing number of civilians reclaim their lives and restore their livelihoods. The treaty has helped mobilize the international community's response to landmines and their impact on people.

14 Nov 2006 description

Foreword

The tenth edition of the Portfolio of Mine Action Projects reflects the mine-action community's commitment to work together to achieve its shared goal of eliminating landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW).

Each of the submissions is the result of field-based, coordinated and consultative processes among national authorities, nongovernmental organizations, and the United Nations.

19 Apr 2004 description


PROJECT: Mine Detection Dogs/Explosive Detection Dogs (MDD/EDD) Capacity in Moxico and Lunda Sul 2004
PROJECT CODE: P04-AN21

PILLAR: Mine Clearance

APPEALING AGENCY: Danish Church Aid (DCA)

IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: DCA, Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

OBJECTIVES: Upgrading local partner, LWF, in the resettlement and rehabilitation of war-torn communities in the eastern provinces of Moxico and Lunda Sul through the implementation of a comprehensive community-based mine-action program.

PROJECT BUDGET: $453,700

19 Apr 2004 description

PROJECT: Landmine Technical Survey and EOD/IED Rapid Intervention Capacity - Uige and Zaire Provinces 2004

19 Apr 2004 description

PROJECT: Mechanically assisted Wide Area Detection Survey (WADS) Road Clearance and Survey Capacity in Moxico and Lunda Sul 2004
PROJECT CODE: P04-AN18

PILLAR: Mine Clearance

APPEALING AGENCY: Danish Church Aid (DCA)

IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: DCA, Lutheran World Federation (LWF)

OBJECTIVES: Upgrading local partner, (LWF, in the resettlement and rehabilitation of war-torn communities in the eastern provinces of Moxico and Lunda Sul through the implementation of a comprehensive community-based mine-action program.

PROJECT BUDGET: $797,000

19 Apr 2004 description

PROJECT: Clearance of Bridges on the Road from Matala to Cuchi 2004
PROJECT CODE: P04-AN06

PILLAR: Mine Clearance

APPEALING AGENCY: InterSoS

IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: Other demining nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)

OBJECTIVES: Mine clearance of all bridges located on the road from Matala (Huila province), to Cuchi (Cuando Cubango province)

PROJECT BUDGET: $394,830

PROJECT DURATION: January - June 2004

FUNDS REQUESTED (SHORTFALL): $394,830

19 Apr 2004 description

PROJECT: Demining in the Biè and Cuando Cubango Provinces 2004
PROJECT CODE: P04-AN09

19 Apr 2004 description

PROJECT: Impact Survey and Demining in the Uige and Zaire Provinces 2004

04 Dec 2003 description

Some $290 million would be needed next year to fund 300 mine action projects in 36 countries, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said at a Headquarters press briefing today.