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Today's Mine Action News - International Mine Awareness Day 2014

Posted on April 16, 2014

Read stories related to the International Mine Awareness Day 2014.

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11,000 Colombians run a race in 4 cities in Colombia to support anti-mine initiatives for the International Mine Awareness Day

Posted on April 16, 2014

An estimated of 11,000 Colombians run a race in four cities in Colombia (Cali, Medellin, Ibague and Bogotá) to support anti-mine initiatives just days after the United Nation's International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on April 4.

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Mine Action responds to South Sudan crisis

Posted on April 11, 2014

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS)  had adapted its programme in South Sudan to respond to evolving needs during the current crisis, the organization’s programme manager, Lance Malin, said today in a statement.

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Breaking Barriers through Basketball

Posted on December 4, 2013

An exhibition match to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was hosted by the South Sudan Wheelchair Basketball Association, in collaboration with UNMAS on 3rd December 2013 at the Nimra Tilata Basketball Stadium, in Juba.

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New GA Resolution on Mine Action Adopted

Posted on November 4, 2013

Mine Clearance Efforts Shift from Humanitarian Focus to Socio-Economic Impact on Affected Communities, Joint Inspection Unit Reports in Briefing

(New York, NY 1 November 2013)

Remarkable recent achievements in mine action demonstrated the United Nations’ ability to “deliver as one,” delegates in the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard today as they concluded their consideration of assistance in mine action, with the approval of a draft resolution on that topic.

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

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