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17 Nov 2017 description

Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo : Le Japon a contribué à hauteur de 450.000 USD au Fonds de contributions volontaires pour l’assistance au déminage afin de permettre au Service de Lutte Antimines des Nations Unies (UNMAS) d’apporter une assistance à la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour la période d’avril 2017 à mars 2018.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

27 Dec 2016 description

Le Service de la Lutte Antimines des Nations Unies (UNMAS) continue d’appuyer les efforts de la MONUSCO et de la communauté internationale pour la protection des civils, la stabilisation du pays et le soutien à la gouvernance démocratique et aux réformes institutionnelles. Suite à la Résolution 2277 du Conseil de Sécurité, de nouvelles activités en appui aux autorités et aux acteurs de sécurité de la RDC ont été mises en œuvre depuis le 1er Janvier 2016.

27 Dec 2016 description

Posted on December, 27 2016

Survey and clearance, weapons and ammunition management and risk education

19 Aug 2016 description

The illicit proliferation, excessive accumulation and misuse of weapons and ammunition pose a persistent problem for peace and security at the international, national and regional level causing the violent death of half a million people every year, with 70,000 people dying during armed conflict.

In order to reduce the negative impact on peace and security and to promote sustainable development, governments must address inadequate or obsolete regulation of weapons and ammunition as well as a poor control of licit or illicit stockpiles.

15 Jun 2016 description

June 2016 News

Thanks to a generous contribution by the United Nations Association of Sweden, UNMAS will implement a risk education (RE) project in Kitshanga located in the North-Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UNMAS will teach civilian populations about the dangers caused by explosive hazards and illegal weapons.

23 Mar 2016 description

Reducing the threat and impact of explosive hazardous items for Peace and Stability Consolidation in the DRC

22 Dec 2015 description

Rwampara - Bunia (Province de l’Ituri), 19 décembre 2015 : Sous la supervision de la Commission nationale de contrôle des armes légères et de petit calibre et de réduction de la violence armée (CNCALPC), les experts des Forces armées de RDC (FARDC) et l’appui technique du Service de l’action antimines des Nations Unies (UNMAS), plus de 22 000 armes, munitions et engins non explosés obsolètes détenus illégalement ont été détruits.

22 Dec 2015 description

Rwampara – Bunia (Ituri Province), 19 December 2015: Under the supervision of CNC-ALPC (National Commission for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons and Armed Violence Reduction), FARDC (DRC Armed Forces) and the technical expertise of UNMAS (United Nations Mine Action Service), more than 22 000 obsolete weapons, small arms ammunition (SAA) and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) illegally owned have been destroyed. Throughout this initiative, DRC meets its international obligations and prevents the potential risk of deflagration related to weapons, ammunition and UXOs stocking conditions.

15 Sep 2015 description

THE UNITED NATIONS FOCAL POINT FOR MINE ACTION

UNMAS was created in 1997 as the focal point for mine action within the United Nations system. UNMAS coordinates United Nations mine action entities to ensure a coherent and effective approach to reducing the impact of explosive remnants of war (ERW). UNMAS works with partners at field and headquarters level to ensure that humanitarian priorities are upheld and duplication of effort is avoided through effective coordination and dialogue.

10 Mar 2015 description

NEW YORK, New York, 9 March 2015 — The People of Japan contributed US $ 15 million to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to support humanitarian demining in five regions. The announcement of this generous support was made public by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in March.

The five humanitarian demining programmes that will receive funds from Japan in 2015 are in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gaza, Somalia and South Sudan.

25 Jul 2014 description

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

26 Jun 2014 description

In 2013 UNMAS-DRC provided, through its programme, risk education to more than 218,000 Congolese. One of the most important groups that UNMAS targets is young people. This is an enormous task. To address it, UNMAS-DRC, in partnership with the national Ministry of Education, took the initiative to develop teachers’ capacities in delivering risk education in primary schools with the aim of raising awareness about mines and explosive remnants of war.

24 Apr 2014 description

Le 18 avril 2014, le Service de Lutte Antimines des Nations Unies en RDC (UNMAS) et les FARDC ont organisé une cérémonie de clôture de formation en gestion et sécurité des armes et munition était indispensable pour le personnel chargé du maintien et de la gestion dudit dépôt. Et ce, après avoir finalisé la construction d’un dépôt des munitions à Kisangani en octobre 2013.

24 Apr 2014 description

On 18 April 2014, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) together with the National Armed Forces of DRC (FARDC) held a ceremony to mark the closure of the Weapons and Ammunition Management training course in Kisangani, Province Orientale.

Following the recent completion of an ammunition depot facility in Kisangani in October 2013, UNMAS recognised that a training course for key weapons and ammunition management personnel, who would be managing the new depot, would be essential.

27 Feb 2014 description

Kinshasa, 27 février 2014

Ce jeudi 27 février 2014, le Centre Congolais de Lutte Antimines (CCLAM) et le Service de Lutte Antimines des Nations Unies (UNMAS) en RDC ont procédé à la présentation des résultats de l’Enquête Nationale sur la Contamination par Mines Antipersonnel et Armes à Sous-Munitions. La cérémonie fut présidée par le Ministre de l’Intérieur, Sécurité, Décentralisation et Affaires coutumières.

27 Feb 2014 description

On the 27 February 2014, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the National Mine Action Centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo held a high level ceremony celebrating the completion of the National Landmine Contamination Survey in DRC. The ceremony was presided over by the Minister of the Interior of the Government of DRC, and was also attended by representatives from the National Assembly, Ministry of Defense, and Ministry of Health, and the Inspector General’s Office of the National Police.

11 Oct 2013 description

10 October 2013, Kisangani, DRC

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): UNMAS today handed over a large, brand new ammunition depot, consisting of six separate buildings, to the Ministry of Defence in Province Orientale. Located on the outskirts of Kisangani, the capital of the province, the new compound, built to international safety standards, will serve to safeguard the munitions of the Army of the Democratic Republic of Congo based in the province.

20 Mar 2013 description

Government of Japan Steadfast in Support of United Nations Mine Action Work

NEW YORK, New York, 18 March 2013 — Japan donated 18 million US dollars to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action, continuing its strong commitment to UN Mine Action work. The Government of Japan is committed to improving the lives of communities in today’s most effected countries.

31 Dec 2012 description

INTRODUCTION

The United Nations Focal Point for Mine Action

UNMAS is the United Nations focal point for mine action. Fourteen entities are working together in the United Nations system to implement the United Nations vision of a world free from the threat of mine, and explosive remnants of war (ERW) including cluster munitions. UNMAS leads that effort in six key areas:

• Survey, mark, fence-off, and clear explosive hazards, including mines, ERW, cluster munitions