P04-GL22United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations and international organizations, national mine action authorities and local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)Mine and unexploded ordnance (UXO)-impacted communities needing mine risk education, survivor assistanceNo
ProjectUNICEF Landmines and Small Arms Team
Area of Workn.A.
Appealing Agency
Project Contact PersonBuono, Gianluca (gbuono@unicef.org)
Project Budget2007: US $3,837,000.00
Funds Requested2007: US $3,837,000.00
Implementing PartnersUnited Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations and international organizations, national mine action authorities and local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
Targeted BeneficiariesMine and unexploded ordnance (UXO)-impacted communities needing mine risk education, survivor assistance
Project Duration01-01-2007 through 01-12-2007
Project CodeP04-GL22
BUDGET ITEMS IN US$2007
Advocacy and support to universalization and implementation of the APM-Ban TreatyUS $60,000.00
Development of Emergency MRE ToolkitUS $50,000.00
Equipment and overheadUS $107,000.00
Field epidemiology for mine action trainingUS $100,000.00
Global meeting of MRE managers, flying team technical support missionsUS $145,000.00
Landmines and Small Arms Team HQ (5 posts, including staff travel costs)US $1,000,000.00
Mine risk education working group, regional MRE trainingUS $220,000.00
Support for capacity building and coordination costs for Regional and Country OfficesUS $2,155,000.00
TOTALUS $3,837,000.00

The project will support the implementation of the UNICEF Mine Action Strategy. UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS) maintains a mine action support capacity in its New York headquarters through the Landmines and Small Arms Team (LASAT). The main responsibilities of LASAT are support for the implementation of UNICEF and UN inter-agency strategies; field support; policy development; programme planning support; development of tools, standards and training in mine risk education; coordination and promotion of best practices in mine risk education; inter-agency coordination and liaison; technical assistance to UNICEF programmes, especially in emergencies; the integration of mine action into UNICEF regular programming; global advocacy on mines and other explosive remnants of war and the rights and needs of mine-affected communities, especially children and women; and resource mobilization for Country Offices and headquarters.

* Support and build capacity for regional and country offices.
* Support programme development and implementation.
* Monitor and evaluate mine risk education programmes.
* Provide technical support tools, train country-level practitioners.
* Support global, regional and country-level advocacy around the mine-ban treaty, cluster munitions and other issues.
* Support emergency preparedness at country and regional levels.
* Conduct resource mobilization.
* Host of the global meeting for mine risk education managers.
* Develop policy and global communication.
* Provide geographic desk and direct mine action technical guidance and support to UNICEF country offices, national authorities, and UN mine action coordination centres.
* With the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, co-convene the mine risk education working group.
* Develope standards, tools, training to promote best practices in mine risk education, including rights-based approaches.
* Conduct field epidemiology for mine action courses with the US Centers for Disease Control.
* Provide expert technical advisors (a ‘flying team’) to partners on emergency assistance, needs assessments, training, evaluations, and planning.
* Research, publish, and disseminate information on topics such as disability services, village demining, and impact of weapons other than antipersonnel mines, cluster munitions and causal factors in mine/UXO accidents.

* A rights-based, community-oriented and public health approach to mine action will be promoted.
* Greater integration of mine action components into broader peacekeeping, peace-building, relief and development activities will be fostered.
* Advocacy at local and global levels will be carried out on the rights and needs of mine and UXO-affected communities and individuals, including advocacy in relation to the antipersonnel mine ban treaty, the Optional Protocols to the convention on certain conventional weapons and related legal instruments.
* International mine action partnerships will be developed, and cooperation with other UN agencies, national institutions, NGOs, donors, national and international organizations involved in mine action will be maintained.
* Best practice in mine risk education and in mine action in general will be promoted, capacity built, and support to mine action field practitioners provided, via coordination, training, and the development of tools.
* Technical, operational, material, managerial and resource mobilization support will be provided to seven regional offices and 31 country offices where UNICEF is engaged in mine action.
* Emergency preparedness and response mechanisms will be further developed.
* UNICEF's knowledge base about children in armed conflict, specifically mines, ERW, cluster munitions and small arms and light weapons (SALW) will be further developed.

$2 155 0002007Support for capacity building and coordination costs for Regional and Country Offices
$1 000 0002007Landmines and Small Arms Team HQ (5 posts, including staff travel costs)
$145 0002007Global meeting of MRE managers, flying team technical support missions
$220 0002007Mine risk education working group, regional MRE training
$100 0002007Field epidemiology for mine action training
$50 0002007Development of Emergency MRE Toolkit
$60 0002007Advocacy and support to universalization and implementation of the APM-Ban Treaty
$107 0002007Equipment and overhead
SIDA (Sweden)BilateralUnited States Dollars - USD$2 117 455$2 117 455For 4 year period 2006-2009.
Monday, January 1, 2007 to Saturday, December 1, 20072007NoBuono, Gianluca