New trends in mine action


More than 600 delegates are gathered this week at the UN Headquarters in Geneva to discuss an issue that is still of concern to at least 60 countries: mine action.

This is the 23rd International Meeting of Mine Action National Directors and United Nations Advisers (NDM-UN), and it has been interesting to follow how the agenda has evolved over the years, from focusing on technical matters related to the risky job of demining a single square metre of land to addressing challenges of information management and finding best ways to build lasting national institutional capacity to oversee the mine action industry and ensure it operates in a way that is both safe and efficient.

Another interesting area of concern lately is around the environmental impact of mine action.

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Source: UNDP