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Mine Clearance: Statements and Presentations

Tuesday 29 January

Opening Statements by the Co-Chairs

The Status of Implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty

  • Global overview, Review of progress made and an Outlook on future action - Sara SEKKENES, NPA, on behalf of the Mine Action Working Group
    Presentation PDF 228KB
    Transparencies  PDF 101KB
  • Comments from the Donor side Shannon Smith, Mine Action Team, Canada PDF 63KB

General Discussion

  • Statement by Cyprus PDF 32KB 
  • Invitation to a Workshop on common format and data fields for landmine casualty data Dennis Barlow, JMU-MAIC PDF 31KB 

Expected activities of the UN family

  • UNMAS Martin Barber PDF 88KB 
  • UNDP and Mine Action Update and Workplan Ian Mansfield PDF 182KB 

Wednesday 30 January

Successes and lessons learnt from Mine Action in Afghanistan

  • Presentation by the MAPA Philip Paterson PDF 1.37MB
  • Dog programme (MDC/GICHD) Mohammad S. Hakimi PDF 1.73MB
  • NGO activities (OMAR) Karim Fazel  PDF 130KB
  • Mechanical Demining Equipment (HALO)
  • Mine Awareness (HI) Stanislas Brabant PDF 94KB
  • Victim Assistance - "Implementing an integrated approach" (ICRC)
  • Successes and failures (UNMAS)

Presentation of the International Market Study for Humanitarian Demining Equipment and Technology (Canadian company GPC Intern.)


  • How do we move forward, user and developer needs Paddy Blagden, GICHD PDF 116KB 
  • Delivering Technology to the Minefield Bob Stuart, Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technologies (CCMAT) PDF 87KB
  • Presentation of the Mechanical Equipment Demining Catalogue - Detlef Schroeder, GICHD
    Link to Catalogue

General discussion

Activities in the field of Mine Awareness (UNICEF)

  • Training initiatives Ben Remfrey, MATrust PDF 1.5MB
  • Children's role in Mine Risk Education Christina Nelke, Save the Children Sweden PDF 68KB
  • Implementing an Integrated Approach in Afghanistan Laurence Desvignes, ICRC PDF 71KB 
  • Evaluation of effects Hugues Laurenge, Handicap International PDF 443KB