GICHD Explosive Ordnance Risk Education in Residual Contamination Management

EORE is one of the five pillars of mine action. Over the years, a wide range of approaches to EORE have been used in mine action programmes worldwide. Much less attention, however, has been given to how to approach EORE Read More …

Innovation conference sparks collaboration to reduce risks of landmines and other explosive ordnance

Geneva, Switzerland – November 16, 2023 The GICHD Innovation Conference 2023, a groundbreaking event aimed at harnessing the potential of innovation to reduce the risks caused by landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive ordnance, came to a successful close today. The conference, which ran Read More …

Safe Pro AI to Present its SpotlightAi AI-Powered Next Generation Demining Solution at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining Innovation Conference

– Team to Share Data and Outcomes of In-the-Field Testing in Ukraine of the World’s First Cloud-Based AI-Powered Drone Imagery Analysis Tool for Demining and its Ability to Modernize Surveying –   AVENTURA, FL – November 1, 2023 – Safe Pro Read More …

The International Mine Action Standards: revamped website now available

The International Mine Action Standards have ensured confidence in mine action efforts around the world for over 20 years, since their initial endorsement by the UN inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action in 2001. In setting the standard for field operations Read More …

GICHD Explosive Ordnance Guide for Ukraine – Second Edition

The second edition of the GICHD Ukraine Ordnance Guide is intended to provide a basic explosive ordnance recognition guide for qualified EOD operators in Ukraine conducting mine action activities. It may also be used by trained survey staff. While an Read More …

Some 160,000 square km of territory of Ukraine require mine clearance operations

Around 160,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine need to be examined for the presence of explosives, Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Hanna Maliar has said. “Some 160,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine today need to be Read More …

Afghanistan’s First Female Deminers Report!

For the first time in the thirty years of mine action in Afghanistan, as part of an initiative of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), in June 2018 a mixed-gender demining team was deployed by the Danish Demining Group Read More …

ASEAN and Geneva demining organisations sign MoU

The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) in Phnom Penh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) to assist national mine action authorities in the Asean region. Prum Suonpraseth, executive director Read More …

Vietnam boosts cooperation with Geneva Int’l Centre for Humanitarian Demining

Vietnam, as one of the countries most affected by bombs, mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from wartime, always strongly supports efforts at national, regional and international levels to solve consequences, ensure people’s lives and boost socio-economic development at Read More …