How does the United Nations support mine action?
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
The United Nations Mine Action Service is the focal point in the UN system for mine action. The 14 UN departments, agencies, programs and funds that are involved in mine action share a vision for a world safe from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development and where the needs of landmine and ERW victims are met and where they are fully integrated into their societies.
Each of the 14 UN entities provides a different type of service or provides the service in a particular context or circumstance. For example, UNICEF principally supports the development and implementation of mine-risk education services. The World Food Programme works on clearing landmines when required for the delivery of relief supplies. The World Bank helps governments to develop projects to revitalize regions that are affected by mines.
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