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 …

DRC Congo: Bombs hit Goma airport as DRC-M23 battle rages

The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused neighboring Rwanda of orchestrating a bomb attack at Goma International Airport in Goma city, North Kivu province. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning around 02:00 AM when two 81 Read More …

Central African Republic: UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Ouham-Pendé prefecture

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned the killing of one Cameroonian peacekeeper from the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, his spokesman said. Five peacekeepers were injured, two seriously, in a bombing attack in Mbindali, Read More …

Somalia: al-Shabaab captures UN-contracted helicopter

On Wednesday, armed group al-Shabab captured a United Nations-contracted helicopter in Somalia, killing one person and kidnapping several other passengers and crew members on board. The helicopter was on a medical evacuation mission from Beledweyne city in central Somalia and 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 …

Chinese peacekeepers fulfill commitments on peacekeeping battlefield in Lebanon

The 21st Chinese peacekeeping multi-role engineering company to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), formed by troops from a brigade under the PLA 75th Group Army, concluded its peacekeeping mission and returned to China successfully on the early Read More …

MINUSMA’s Nepalese Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company: Heroes Behind Safe Convoys In Mali

As MINUSMA inches closer to its withdrawal from Mali by 31st December 2023 in line with UN Security resolution 2690, it is important to acknowledge the significant contributions of the Nepal Explosive Ordnance Disposal company to the implementation of the Read More …

Landmines: New Use Despite Global Ban

Russia, Myanmar, and Ukraine have used antipersonnel landmines in the past year, and armed groups used them in at least five countries, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing Landmine Monitor 2023, the annual report about the international treaty to Read More …

UN: 4th Meeting, 2023 Amended Protocol II Group of Experts (CCW)

The Group of Experts meeting of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) Amended Protocol II will take place on 09-10 November 2023 in Room XIX of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. The Group of Experts will, in accordance Read More …

UNODC: Afghanistan opium cultivation in 2023 declined 95 per cent following drug ban

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan plunged by an estimated 95 per cent following a drug ban imposed by the de facto authorities in April 2022, according to a new research brief from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Read More …