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OIOS Audit of the United Nations Mine Action Service

Posted on July 2, 2015

The United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) audit finds UNMAS successful in implementing procedures for planning, monitoring and supervising mine action activities, as well as controls for coordinating United Nations mine action related activities.  

Between August and December 2014, the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services conducted and concluded an independent audit of UNMAS to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of UNMAS governance, risk management and control processes in the effective management of mine action activities.

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USG Hervé Ladsous Inaugurates Construction of the Kassai Central Armoury

Posted on May 12, 2015

Mr Hervé Ladsous, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and Ms. Marie-Noelle Koara, the Minister of Defence of the Central African Republic, inaugurated the construction of the Camp Kassai Central Armoury in Bangui at the end of April.  

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International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2015

Posted on April 9, 2015

Read news articles related to mine action.

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Integrating Mine and Explosive Risk Education into the Primary Schools of DRC

Posted on June 25, 2014

In 2013 UNMAS-DRC provided, through its programme, risk education to more than 218,000 Congolese. One of the most important groups that UNMAS targets is young people. This is an enormous task. To address it, UNMAS-DRC, in partnership with the national Ministry of Education, took the initiative to develop teachers’ capacities in delivering risk education in primary schools with the aim of raising awareness about mines and explosive remnants of war.

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Improving National Capacity to Safely Manage Weapons and Ammunition in DRC

Posted on April 24, 2014

 

 [UNMAS Officer Ole Feurer handing over of certificate to one of the course participants. Photo: UNMAS DRC]

On 18 April 2014, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) together with the National Armed Forces of DRC (FARDC) held a ceremony to mark the closure of the Weapons and Ammunition Management training course in Kisangani, Province Orientale.

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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 and...

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