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MASG Notices

 

Next MASG meeting

The next MASG meeting will be held in Geneva during the week 13 to 16 February 2018.  This coincides with the annual meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and UN Advisers  The date and time for the MASG meeting will be confirmed shortly.  The agenda and further details related  to the MASG meeting will be advised to members early in 2018.

MASG representation on the IMAS Review Board

The MASG was represented (by the Secretariat) at the IMAS Review Board meeting held in Geneva on 6 February 2017.
 

Minutes of Past MASG Meetings

 

MASG Meeting of 23 October 2017 (New York)

 

Minutes
 
 
Agenda Item 3 - Country and Thematic Updates
 
3.2   UNMAS Outcome Case Studies - Updates
 
3.2.1 Iraq - UNMAS
 
3.3  UNICEF Update
 
3.5.1 Women in Mine Action - UNMAS - SC Resolution 1325
 
3.5.2 Case Studies - Women in Mine Action - UNMAS
 
 
Agenda Item 4 - Promoting Transparency and Accountability in MIne Action
 
4.2 UNMAS Monitoring and Evaluation Update
 
 
Agenda Item 6 - Updates from MASG Members
 
 
Agenda Item 7 - Updates from MASG Observers
 
7.0 GICHD
 
 
 

 

MASG Meeting of 9 February 2017 (Geneva)

 

Minutes

 

Agenda Item 3 - Country and Thematic Updates

3.1 Afghanistan - UNMAS

3.2 Syria and  Iraq - UNMAS

3.3.1 UNICEF Global Overview- UNICEF

3.3.2 Boko Haram - UNICEF and UNMAS

3.4 Gender in Mine Action (GMAP)

3.5 Regional support to Completion (GICHD)

 

Agenda Item 4 - MASG Member Updates

 

Agenda Item 7 Updates from Observers

7.1.1 GICHD Update

7.1.2 OAS Update

7.1.3 ITF Update

7.1.4 JMU/CISR Update

7.2 MASG Secretariat Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASG Meeting of 11 October 2016 (New York)

 

Minutes (11 October 2016)

 

Agenda Item 2 - Country and Thematic Updates

2.5 Lao PDR - UNDP

Agenda Item 3 - Keynote Adress - Mr Herve Ladsous - USG DPKO

Agenda Item 4 - MASG Member Updates

4.1 Australia

4.8 Japan

Agenda Item 5 - Updates from MASG Observers

5.1 GICHD

5.2 ITF

 

 

 

MASG Meeting of 18 February 2016 (Geneva)

 

Minutes (18 Februrary 2016)

Agenda Item 2 - Country and Thematic Updates

2.1 Iraq - UNMAS

2.2 Syria - UNMAS

2.3 Yemen - UNHCR and UNDP

2.4 Angola - CNIDAH

2.5 Colombia - PM/WRA US State Department / UNMAS

2.6 Mine Action in Urban Environments - GICHD

Agenda Item 5 - Written updates

5.1 Update from MASG Observers  

5.1.1 UNDP: Ten Year Review, Bosnia, Cambodia, Cambodia CFR, Egypt, Eritrea, Lao PDR, Lebanon,

Tajikistan, Turkey.

5.2 Updates from MASG members

5.3 Report of the MASG Secretariat

 

 

MASG Meeting of 9 October 2015 (New York)

 

Minutes (9 October 2015)

Agenda Item 3 - Updates

3.1.2 Update from United Nations IACG-MA

3.2.2 Update from Australia

3.2.3 Update from Netherlands

3.2.4 Update from Japan

3.2.6 Update from Canada

Agenda Item 4 - Updates from Observers

4.1.1 Update from GICHD

4.1.2 Update from ITF

4.3 Update from NPA on DRC

Agenda Item 5 - Any Other Business

5.3 Update from MASG Secretariat

 

 

MASG Meeting 17 February 2015 (Geneva)

 

Minutes (17 February 2015)

Agenda Item 2: Updates from MASG members

2.1 Update from Japan

 

Agenda Item 4: Updates from Observers

4.1 Update from UN IACG-MA

4.2 Update from GICHD

4.3  Update from ITF and Fact sheet

4.4 Update from OAS

4.5 Update from JMU/CISR

 

Agenda Item 6: Update from UNDP on re-alignment of UNDP MIne Action

 

 

MASG Meeting 10 October 2014 (New York)

 

Minutes (10 October 2014)

Agenda Item 3.1 Update by IACG - MA

Agenda Item 3.2.1 Update by GICHD

Agenda Item 4.2 GICHD presentation on Anti-vehicle mines

Agenda Item 3.3 Statements by donors (Japan, Australia)

 

MASG Meeting 2 April 2014 (Geneva)

 

Minutes (2 April 2014)

Agenda 7.1: Statement by UNMAS Director

Agenda Item 7.2: UNMAS Update

Agenda Item 7.3: UNDP Update

Agenda Item 7.4: UNICEF Update

 

MASG Meeting 18 Ocotober 2013 (NY)

Minutes

Agenda 2.1: UN IACG-MA

Agenda 2.2.1: MASG Observer - GICHD

Agenda 2.2.2: MASG Observer - JMU

Agenda 2.2.3: MASG Observer - OAS

Agenda 2.4.1: MASG Member - UK "Clearing Path to Development"

Agenda 2.4.1: MASG Member - UK Evaluation Report

Agenda 3.1: Senegal

Agenda 3.2: Lebanon Mine Action Center (LMAC)

Agenda 3.2: Speech by the Director of LMAC

Agenda 3.3: Update on Mozambique (UNDP)

Agenda 3.4: Update on Afghanistan (UNMAS)

Agenda 3.5: Management of ERW Residual Contamination in Europe - GICHD

Agenda 3.6: U.S. Assistance to Pacific Island States for UXO Removal

Agenda 3.7: Mali (UNMAS)Central African Republic (UNMAS)Libya (UNMAS)

Agenda 5.1: UN Office to African Union - Mine Action Support (UNMAS)

Agenda 6: Syria (UNMAS)Remarks by UN USG for Peacekeeping

MASG Meeting 11 April 2013 (Geneva)

Minutes (PDF)

Statements: Australia(PDF), Canada(PDF), Japan(PDF), and ITF(PDF) 

MASG Meeting 5 September 2012 (New York)

Minutes (PDF)

Statements: Japan (PDF), Germany (PDF), Australia (PDF), USA (PDF), New Zealand (PDF), and GICHD

Presentations:
Morning Session
UN Inter Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action (PDF)
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) (PDF)
ITF (PDF)
Organization of American States (OAS) (PDF)
CISR (James Madison University) (PDF)
Explosive Situation in Libya – IHRC (PDF)
UNMAS in Libya (PDF)
[VIDEO] Libya: The Aftermath of War  

Lunch
[VIDEO] UNMAS 2.0

Afternoon Session
Palau (PDF)
Cambodia (PDF)
Business Case for Mine Action Completion (PDF)
Mine Action Coordination and Partnership

 

MASG Newsletters

MASG Newsletter 29; Nov 2008 to Feb 2009
MASG Newsletter 28; March to May 2009
MASG Newsletter 27; May to October 2008 (DOC)
MASG Newsletter 26; Jan to April 2008 (DOC)
MASG Newsletter 25; Third Quarter of 2007
MASG Newsletter 24; Second Quarter of 2007
MASG Newsletter 23; First Quarter of 2007
MASG Newsletter 22; Fourth Quarter of 2006 (DOC)
MASG Newsletter 21; Third Quarter of 2006 (DOC)
MASG Newsletter 20; Second Quarter of 2006 (DOC)
MASG Newsletter 19; First Quarter of 2006
MASG Newsletter 18; December 2005 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 17; August 2005 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 16; July 2005 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 15; June 2005 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 14; May 2005 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 13; April 2005 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 12; March 2005 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 11; January 2005 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 10; December 2004 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 9; November 2004 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 8; October 2004 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 7; August 2004 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 6; July 2004 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 5; June 2004 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 4; May 2004 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 3; April 2004 (PDF)
MASG Newsletter 2; March 2004 (PDF)

MASG Studies

MASG Members Financial Years
Mine Action Coordination and Partnership, 2012 (PDF)
A Business Case for Mine Action Completion, 2012 (PDF)

MASG Contact List

Austria • Australia • Belgium • Canada • China • Denmark • Estonia • EU • Finland • France • Germany • Ireland • Italy • Japan • Kuwait • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Netherlands • New Zealand • Norway • Portugal • Republic of Korea • Saudi Arabia • Slovenia • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States of America

Additional Resources

The Convention on Cluster Munitions
The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
Center for International Stabilization and Recovery/James Madison University
Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor
AP Mine Ban Convention