Over 500 participants attended the meeting, with almost equal representation from men and women, comprising National Directors of mine action programmes, United Nations advisers, donor representatives, academics, civil society and the private sector from more than 80 countries and territories. We thank all the participants whom have provided their valuable feedback through the post-conference survey on the dates, venue and substance of the meeting.
The survey shows that 84% of responders rated the logistical and organisation arrangements between excellent and good, and 89% of responders were satisfied with the simultaneous translations provided this year. Nearly 90% agreed that the duration of NDM-UN is about right. The survey also indicates 70 to 80% of responders rated the plenaries as either good or excellent. The dedicated day for side-events was hugely successful once again. The wide range of side-event topics was highly noted by participants, rating on average either good or excellent by 80% of survey responders.