P06-GL01Governments of mine-affected countries, states 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), Vardis, Maria (vardis@un.org)
Project Budget2010: US $2,300,500.00
Funds Requested2010: US $2,300,500.00
Implementing PartnersGovernments of mine-affected countries, states parties to the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty
Targeted BeneficiariesFour mine-affected countries
Project Duration01-01-2010 through 01-12-2010
Project CodeP06-GL01
Assistance to four mine-affected countriesUS $2,000,000.00
Support for the development of a national strategy in four countriesUS $150,000.00
UNDP general management services (7%)US $150,500.00
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 anti-personnel mine-ban treaty, notably Article 5, within the deadline, as well as other international treaties and conventions on cluster munitions, the rights of persons with disabilities, etc. Such strategies are being developed in Mauritania, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia.

*Accelerate mine action activities in countries where a concerted effort and relatively modest investment 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 full national 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 these, 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 ERW and any possible residual mine problems discovered after completion to foster 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, in compliance with the anti-personnel mine-ban treaty, and implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions and Protocol V of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.
*Directly support Objective 4 of the 2006-2010 UN Inter-Agency Mine Action Strategy by assisting national institutions to develop capacities to manage threats and ensure a residual response.

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

$2 000 0002010Assistance to four mine-affected countries
$150 0002010Support for the development of a national strategy in four countries
$150 5002010UNDP general management services (7%)
Friday, January 1, 2010 to Wednesday, December 1, 20102010NoSekkenes, SaraVardis, Maria