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Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War

Assistance in Mine Action

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) aims to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problems of landmines, and explosive remnants of war within the UN System. Its mandate derives from a series of General Assembly resolutions on mine action and is reviewed by the 4th Committee.

The work of Mine Action is devided in 5 pillars: clearance - education - victim assistance - advocacy - stockpile destruction


Mine Clearance and Stockpile Destruction

Apart from the General Assembly 4th Committee, which reviews the work of UNMAS, mine clearance and stockpile destruction are also discussed:

  • among other disarmament matters in the 1st Committee,
  • in the Security Council with regard with specific country or regional situations.


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About this Guide

Created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library & the UNOG Library in collaboration with UN Mine Action Services, this guide provides information on landmines, explosive remnants of war, & other weapons of societal disruption.

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