P06-GL01Governments of mine-affected countries, state parties to the anti-personnel mine-ban treatyFour mine-affected countriesNo
ProjectUNDP Completion Initiative
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonSekkenes, Sara (sara.sekkenes@undp.org)
Project Budget2009: US $2,300,500.00
Funds Requested2009: US $2,300,500.00
Implementing PartnersGovernments of mine-affected countries, state parties to the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty
Targeted BeneficiariesFour mine-affected countries
Project Duration01-01-2008 through 01-12-2008
Project CodeP06-GL01
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2009
OverheadUS $150,500.00
Support for the development of a national strategy in four countriesUS $150,000.00
Surveys in four mine-affected countriesUS $2,000,000.00
TOTALUS $2,300,500.00

The project will assist four mine-affected countries with developing and implementing national mine action strategies to complete obligations under the mine-ban treaty, notably Article 5, within the deadline, as well as other international treaties and conventions on such issues as cluster munitions, rights of persons with disabilities, etc. Such strategies have already been developed or are being developed in Albania, Malawi, Mauritania and Zambia.

* Accelerate mine action activities in countries where a concerted effort and relatively modest investment of approximately US $10 million could solve the landmine problem in a short time frame.
* Strive to ensure the development of national clearance and survey capacities related to explosive remnants of war (ERW) work in general, and achieve the full ownership of the mine action programme. Although the Completion Initiative concentrates on the anti-personnel landmine problem to meet treaty obligations, and anti-vehicle mines and other ERW are not subject to treaty obligations, mine action activities normally do not distinguish between anti-personnel, anti-vehicle and other ERW in clearance operations. As a matter of principle and for safety and logistical reasons, all devices should be cleared.
* Expand capacities to address residual mine problems towards humanitarian and development benefits.
* Solve the problem in less-affected countries first so the international community can subsequently focus efforts on a smaller number of countries where mine action is likely to be required over the longer term. This approach may secure additional resources for mine action and improve efficiency by creating economies of scale.
* Draw attention to the need to rid the world of mines, helping to maintain international momentum.
* Enable more countries to develop a plan to reach completion of Article 5 and implement Protocol V, in compliance with the mine-ban treaty and the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.
* Directly support Objective 4 of the 2006-2010 UN Inter-Agency Mine Action Strategy by assisting national institutions in developing capacities to manage threats and ensure a residual response.

* National mine action strategies will be developed, containing clear and measurable benchmarks.
* UNDP will formulate mine action country assistance strategies to support the national strategies.
* It will support the mobilization of resources for mine action.

$2 000 0002009Surveys in four mine-affected countries
$150 0002009Support for the development of a national strategy in four countries
$150 5002009Overhead
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 to Monday, December 1, 20082009NoSekkenes, Sara