P04-GL01UNMAS and members of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine ActionUN mine action team, donors, mine-affected states, UN-managed and supported mine action programmes worldwide
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2007
CommunicationsUS $37,100.00
Conference servicesUS $1,000.00
Consultants and expert groupsUS $91,500.00
Contractual services (e.g. printing and data processing services)US $57,260.00
Hospitality-Official functionsUS $2,000.00
Official travel of staff and trainingUS $498,503.00
Operating expenses (e.g. utilities, rental of equipment and miscellaneous services)US $277,050.00
PersonnelUS $2,638,291.00
Programme support costsUS $470,575.00
Supplies, materials and furnitureUS $17,100.00
TOTALUS $4,090,379.00
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ProjectCoordination of United Nations Mine Action
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonCohn, Ilene (cohn@un.org )
Project Budget2007: US $4,090,379.00
Funds Requested2007: US $4,090,379.00
Implementing PartnersUNMAS and members of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action
Targeted BeneficiariesUN mine action team, donors, mine-affected states, UN-managed and supported mine action programmes worldwide
Project Duration01-01-2007 through 01-12-2007
Project CodeP04-GL01

In 2007 UNMAS will work with a wide range of UN and other partners to fulfil all aspects of its role as focal point for mine action within the UN system. UNMAS plays a coordinating role within the UN system and in the field in UN-managed mine action programmes and emergency response situations.

* Coordination, policy development and strategy implementation: Within the UN system, UNMAS coordinates and monitors implementation of the UN inter-agency policy on mine action. To this end, UNMAS chairs the Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Mine Action and the Steering Committee on Mine Action, provides secretariat support to the Mine Action Support Group and supports the work of the Forum of Mine-Affected Countries. In 2007 the UNMAS Liaison Office in Geneva will regularly convene Geneva-based members of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action to help ensure that their mine action policies and programmes adhere to the inter-agency policy and UN mine action strategy for 2006-2010 to the fullest extent possible. UNMAS will support UN country teams in mine-affected countries to implement the inter-agency mine action policy and strategy. UNMAS will coordinate the monitoring of progress toward the achievement of the strategy’s goals and objectives and will report on progress in the Secretary-General’s report on assistance in mine action for the 62nd General Assembly. UNMAS will continue to coordinate UN input to the work of the States Parties to the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty and to the convention on certain conventional weapons. UNMAS will advocate for ratification and implementation of international agreements such as the new international convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. UNMAS will continue to coordinate the integration of mine action issues across the UN system, providing input and support to the work of inter-governmental bodies, such as the General Assembly, the UN Economic and Social Council, and the Security Council, as well as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee.
* Programme initiation, support and evaluation: UNMAS will develop and implement programme plans in humanitarian emergencies or peacekeeping operations. Activities include coordination of implementing partners, the provision of quality assurance, operational demining through contractors or International Mine Action Standards-compliant peacekeeping troops and initial capacity development of national and local institutions and organizations. Mandated activities in peacekeeping operations have evolved from support of UN Force activities to include more inclusive mission objectives, including humanitarian demining in some instances. In 2007, support will be provided to UN mine action programmes in Afghanistan, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Serbia (Kosovo), southern Lebanon, Sudan, the Temporary Security Zone between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and Western Sahara. UNMAS will also address new emergencies as required, through its rapid-response plan (see separate project).
* Assessment and monitoring of threat: In 2007 UNMAS will continue to coordinate missions to assess and monitor the global landmine threat with a view to identifying needs and developing responses in consultation with national authorities and UN Country Team members. UNMAS will assist landmine impact surveys to produce data to inform prioritisation of mine action operations and national plans. UNMAS will also provide quality assurance monitors (QAM) to support the certification processes, and ongoing QAM support will be provided to Senegal and Sudan.
* Standards: UNMAS is responsible for the development, maintenance and promotion of technical and safety standards for mine action. In partnership with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), UNMAS publishes International Mine Action Standards. The requirement for additional or revised standards is passed through the IMAS Review Board, chaired by UNMAS, for consideration.
* Technology: In 2007 UNMAS will assist in the collection and dissemination of technical information, the development of standards, the distribution of lessons-learned and the practical provision of assistance in the coordination and direction of international research and development. UNMAS will work closely with the GICHD, field programmes, nongovernmental organisations, other operators and the research and development community to further define operational needs and make technology information readily available to practitioners.
* Information and communications: UNMAS plays a vital role in communicating mine action news and information to policy-makers, the UN and diplomatic communities, programme managers, the media and the general public. UNMAS employs electronic communications, including multiple websites, and print communications to reach its target audiences. Through a communications working group, UNMAS will continue to improve coordination of mine action communications by all 14 partner organizations and implement an inter-agency communications strategy. In 2007, UNMAS will coordinate the UN’s global publicity for the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
* Gender equality, advocacy and treaty implementation: UNMAS will support implementation of the Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes and field-based efforts to ensure compliance with international instruments and commitments on landmines and the rights of individuals affected by them. UNMAS will also support efforts to elicit commitments from non-state actors to halt new deployments of landmines/ERW, destroy stockpiled landmines/ERW and comply with relevant international law.
* Victim assistance: UNMAS will support the establishment of baseline data on casualties from to landmines and ERW and help achieve the targets for reducing casualty levels and rates established in the UN mine action strategy 2006-2010. UNMAS will also contribute to the development of International Mine Action Standards for victim data collection and surveillance, and support the work of the co-chairs of the mine-ban treaty’s standing committee on victim assistance.
* Donor liaison and resource mobilization: UNMAS will continue to promote the principles of good humanitarian donorship, ensure timely reporting to donors on the use of voluntary contributions, and coordinate the production and dissemination of print and electronic resource mobilization tools, such as the Portfolio of Mine Action Projects. UNMAS will coordinate with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to ensure accurate financial tracking of Portfolio projects in countries with consolidated appeals.
* Resource administration and management: The majority of UN mine action activities are funded from voluntary contributions, which are managed by UNMAS through the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action (VTF). In 2007 UNMAS will design and build a data management system to increase the efficient management of VTF funds, UN-managed programmes, and donor reporting.

* Inter-agency coordination ensures consistent implementation of the UN mine action policy.
* Secretary-General reports demonstrable progress towards the UN’s strategic goal of working in partnership with others to reduce the threats posed by landmines and ERW to the point at which UN assistance is no longer necessary.
* Field operations established, maintained, expanded and coordinated as needed in 10 countries or territories.
* The global threat and impact of landmines and explosive remnants of war regularly assessed.
* Mine action standards developed, revised and disseminated as needed.
* New or improved mine clearance and other technologies developed or adapted to improve efficiency or safety of operations.
* News about UN the landmine/ERW problem and mine action initiatives reach a wider audience in affected and donor countries.
* Gender considerations further integrated into all aspects of mine action and gender balance pursued in all UN-managed mine action programmes.
* Measurable progress made toward the reduction of victim rates and levels in UN-managed programmes, and rights of survivors promoted.
* Donors receive timely reports on the use of their mine action contributions to UNMAS and continue to provide flexible, multi-year support for UN mine action programmes and coordination.

$2 638 2912007Personnel
$498 5032007Official travel of staff and training
$91 5002007Consultants and expert groups
$37 1002007Communications
$17 1002007Supplies, materials and furniture
$57 2602007Contractual services (e.g. printing and data processing services)
$277 0502007Operating expenses (e.g. utilities, rental of equipment and miscellaneous services)
$1 0002007Conference services
$2 0002007Hospitality-Official functions
$470 5752007Programme support costs
VariousVTFUnited States Dollars - USD$4 090 379$4 090 379From Various VTF donors
Monday, January 1, 2007 to Saturday, December 1, 20072007NoCohn, Ilene0