UNMAS: Here's What Motivates Us

Ever wonder what it's like to work with explosives? Why would you choose to walk through a minefield? Here are some answers to these questions....from the staff of the UN Mine Action Service. We work in highly dangerous environments so families around the world can live safe, secure lives.

Coordination of UN Mine Action

UN through the Lens: Combating the Scourge of Landmines in Afghan

More than one million people in Afghanistan are affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war. Another forty people are killed or injured every month.  In February 2011, Photographer Marco Grob went to Afghanistan to support the work of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

Mine Awareness Day: UN highlights vital role of efforts to rid world of landmines

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the work of United Nations mine action personnel around the world in preventing landmines and unexploded ordnance from causing harm long after conflicts have ended, and  transforming danger zones into productive land.