Vietnam: VNMAC, UNDP, KOICA launch mine remediation project

The ceremony was co-organized by Vietnam National Mine Action Center (VNMAC) in coordination with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under the support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). Attending the launching ceremony were Deputy Defense Minister, Senior Lieutenant Read More …

UNDP equips 1,010 State Service of Emergency of Ukraine deminers with support from EU, governments of Denmark, Japan and Sweden

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, with generous funding from the European Union, the governments of Denmark, Japan and Sweden, has provided a substantial batch of demining and protective equipment to 202 demining units of the State Emergency Read More …

UNDP: Landmines kill in seconds, their fallout lasts generations

On average, one person is killed or injured by landmines and other explosive ordnance every hour. Their destructive influence lasts long after armed conflict ends, inflicting horrific injuries and death, while trapping communities in poverty and fear. Millions of people Read More …

Croatia and UNDP help revitalize gas production in Ukraine by clearing land for explosive ordnance

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and UkrGasVydobuvannya, Ukraine’s largest gas producer, recently completed an Explosive Ordnance risk assessment over 17 sq. kilometres in Kharkiv Oblast, formerly under Russian occupation. This initiative, financially Read More …

Lao PDR: Opening of Landmine Clearance Quality Management Training for NRA Quality Management staff

It is estimated that since the end of the Indochina war, more than 22,000 people have fallen victim to Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Lao PDR, almost half of whom died. An estimated 46% of casualties were children. Already in 2024, there have Read More …

UNDP and the Netherlands forge $10 million partnership for mine action in Ukraine

In a landmark development for Ukraine’s recovery and safety, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Kingdom of the Netherlands announce a new partnership, marked by acontribution of $10 million towards mine action in Ukraine. The initiative will focus Read More …

UN Sends Mine-Clearing Equipment to Houthis, Sparking Anger Among Yemenis

The UN Development Program (UNDP) in Yemen sparked anger among Yemeni governmental and human rights activists after handing over $750,000 worth of demining equipment and devices to the Houthis in al-Hodeida. Yemeni Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani expressed his surprise at Read More …

UNDP and Japan supply vital equipment to boost Ukraine’s demining capacity

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Government of Japan, today announced the delivery of vital equipment and vehicles to aid Ukraine in demining its territories. The package supplied to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) Read More …

Ukraine expects to involve UNDP in demining

This was discussed during a meeting between First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Yuliia Svyrydenko and UNDP Mine Action Coordinator in Ukraine Paul Heslop, the press service of the Ministry of Economy reports, according to Ukrinform. It is Read More …

Armenian humanitarian demining center provides aid to Syrian settlements affected by earthquake

The specialists of the Armenian Humanitarian Center for De-mining and Expertise, who are engaged in explosive ordnance disposal in Darayya, Damascus, are involved in eliminating the consequences of the earthquake since February 12 in cooperation with the UN offices in Read More …