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Security Council unanimously approves new UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

Posted on April 25, 2013

[UN News Centre] 25 April 2013 – The Security Council today approved a 12,600-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to take over from the African-led mission in Mali on 1 July and authorized the blue helmets “to use all necessary means” to carry out security-related stabilization tasks, protect civilians, UN staff and cultural artefacts, and create the conditions for the provision of humanitarian aid.


Mines antipersonnel : la lutte inlassable contre des armes pernicieuses

Posted on April 15, 2013

A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de lutte contre les mines antipersonnel, célébrée chaque année le 4 avril, cette édition d'Escale est consacrée au travail de l'UNMAS, le Service de l'action anti-mines des Nations Unies, et de ses partenaires.


Libya 4 April Activities

Posted on April 12, 2013

4 April 2013 was the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, and the event was marked in Libya’s capital by boy and girl scouts who marched on a seaside street carrying signs warning of the dangers of these explosives. The event was marked in cooperation between the Ministry of Education, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the United Nations Development Programme as well as international and local non-government organizations.


Bosnia and Herzegovina #1 at lending a leg to ban landmines

Posted on April 4, 2013

Nowhere in the world is more being done to lend a leg than in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the world leader in outreach and media awareness for the Lend Your Leg (LYL) mine action campaign. Lend Your Leg “is a campaign that encourages people worldwide by a simple but symbolic gesture of rolling up a pant leg or sleeve to stop the damage landmines still cause while showing solidarity with all survivors of landmines and other explosive remnants of war."


UN marks International Day with commitment to world free of mines

Posted on April 4, 2013

The United Nations on Thursday opened an exhibition in its headquarters in New York and Geneva respectively to reiterate the importance of eliminating the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war as a crucial endeavor that advances peace, enables development, supports nations in transition and saves lives.




UNMAS in South Sudan

UNMAS was first established in 2004, in what is now South Sudan. UNMAS undertakes clearance tasks, both manual...