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International Mine Action Day: Portraits by Marco Grob

Posted on April 3, 2013

In honor of the United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness, observed every year on April 4, LightBox has updated this gallery with more images from Marco Grob’s ongoing project documenting lives around the globe that have been affected by land mines.

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Antipersonnel mines have no place in the 21st century

Posted on March 28, 2013

“All entities must renounce to the use of antipersonnel mines and engage in their total elimination in order to attain the ultimate aim of the Ottawa Convention, these mines have no place in the 21st century,” said the Director of United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Ms Agnès Marcaillou.

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Government of Japan Steadfast in Support of United Nations Mine Action Work

Posted on March 18, 2013

Japan donated 18 million US dollars to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action, continuing its strong commitment to UN Mine Action work. The Government of Japan is committed to improving the lives of communities in today’s most effected countries.

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Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan Press Release on Japan Support in Afghanistan

Posted on March 7, 2013

The Japanese Government donated 3.5 million US dollars to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action which will be used for the UN Mine Action Service Program in Afghanistan.

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Japan Donates 4 Million US Dollars to Eliminate Explosive Threats in Somalia

Posted on March 1, 2013

With the objective of stabilizing newly recovered areas and consolidating national capacities to manage the explosive threat in Somalia, Japan continues to support UNMAS.

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UNMAS in South Sudan

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

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