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UNMAS MANDATE, IN SUPPORT OF UNOCI

UNMAS has been supporting the United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) since April 2011, when deploying immediately after the post-electoral crisis to assess the nature of and threat posed by explosive remnants of war (ERW) at the request of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Security Council Resolution 2284 (2016) – renewing UNOCI’s mandate for a final period until 30 June 2017 – continues to highlight the importance of UNMAS work in Côte d’Ivoire.

Since 2011, UNMAS has undertaken a wide range of activities to enhance the protection of civilians and support consolidation of peace and stability in Côte d’Ivoire, aiming to reduce the threat and build a national capacity able to independently manage weapons and explosive hazards. By mid-2017, UNMAS will have completed the transfer of responsibilities for weapons and ammunition management and for response to the explosive threat to the relevant national authorities.

IMPACT OF UNMAS PROGRAMME IN COTE D'IVOIRE

As such, UNMAS has supported UNOCI’s wider protection and stabilization efforts by providing assistance in three main areas: (i) Protection of civilians; (ii) Security Sector Reform; and (iii) Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR).   

Protecting Civilians against Explosive Hazards:

  Strengthening the national capacity to manage explosive hazards:

Supporting Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) operations:

Clearance of UN sites upon departure of UNOCI troops  

FUNDING

UNMAS in Côte d’Ivoire is funded through the Assessed Budget of UNOCI, which has been renewed until June 2017.

Updated August 2016

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QUICK FIGURES

Explosive Ordinance Disposal

  • 311 EOD rapid response interventions deployed.
  • 234 tons of unserviceable and obsolete ammunition destroyed.
  • 842 stockpiled anti-personnel mines destroyed.
  • 68 stockpiled cluster bombs destroyed.
  • 860,000 sq m of land cleared through battle area clearance.

Supporting Disarmament Operations

  • 20,509 weapons, 28,337 items of ammunition and 1,564,101 items of SAA collected and stored.
  • 11,778 unserviceable weapons cut.

Physical Security Stockpile Management

  • 194 weapons and ammunition storage facilities built or refurbished.
  • Ammunition storage guidelines completed (in French).

Trainings

  • BAC for 119 FRCI, Gendarmerie and Police
  • PSSM for 101 FRCI, Gendarmerie and Police
  • EOD for 145 FRCI, Gendarmerie and Police
  • C-IED for 32 FRCI, Gendarmerie and Police
  • IEDD for 33 FRCI, Gendarmerie and Police

Armed Violence Reduction

  • 11,401 beneficiaries of ERW/SALW risk education sessions - 35% of them women
  • Community-Gendarmerie dialogue sessions held in 13 communities in the West.

Implementing partners in 2016

  • HALO Trust

LINKS

UNOCI Website


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