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Next MASG Meeting

The next MASG meeting is planned to be held in the margins of the annual meeting of National Mine Action Directors and UN Advisers (NDM-UN), which is scheduled to be held in mid-May 2022 in Geneva. Further details will be provided nearer to the date.

Donor Maps

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2. Recipient map

MASG Representation on the IMAS Review Board

The MASG was represented (by the Secretariat) at the IMAS meeting held on-line on 24 May 2021. The minutes of the IMAS Review Board are posted here.

Minutes of Past MASG Meetings

 

MASG Meeting 19 October 2021 (via Zoom)

 

Minutes 

 

Statements and presentations

1.2 Statement by Acting Director UNMAS

2.1 Afghanistan Part 1 (UNMAS presentation)

2.1 Afghanistan Part 2 (HALO Trust presentation)

2.2 Ethiopia presentation (UNMAS and UNICEF)

2.3 Sahel presentation - UNMAS

2.4 Ukraine presentation - UNDP

3.1 Innovative Financing presentation - UK FCDO and HALO

3.3 Beyond Square metres presentation - UNDP and GICHD

3.4 Public Health Approach to Mine Action presentation - UNICEF

4.1 GICHD update

4.4 JMU CISR update

4.5 Myanmar update - Drumlanrig Group

 

MASG MEETING 28 May 2021 (via Zoom)

 

Minutes

 

Statements and Presentations

1. Statement by ASG Zouev 

2.1 Ecuador and Peru – Joint presentation

2.2 South Caucuses – UNDP (tbc)

2.3 a Sahel - UNMAS

2.3 b Acting Director UNMAS remarks on Sahel

2.4 a Afghanistan – UNMAS

2.4 b Afghanistan Analysis – UNMAS (tbc)

2.4 c  Firing Range Clearance Requirements - Afghanistan

2.4 d  Mine Action Operations Update - Afghanistan MASG meet, Kabul, 3 June 2021

2.4 e  UNMAS Activities Update - Afghanistan MASG meet, Kabul, 3 June 2021

3.1 Impact of COVID 19 – UNOPS, Drumlanrig Group, GICHD

3.2 Update on Country Profiles – Landmine Monitor

3.3 Impact of Mine Action on Development – Itad

3.4 Update on Gaza situation

4.1 Update – JMU CISR

4.2 OAS (tbc)

4.3 Update – GICHD

4.4 a Update 1 – Mine Action Net

4.4 b Update 2 – Mine Action Net

 

MASG MEETING 15 October 2020 (via Zoom)

 

Minutes

 

Statements and Presentations

1 Statement by USG Lacroix, DPO (tbc)

2.1 Libya presentation

2.1 a UNMAS Libya factsheet

2.1 b UNICEF Libya brief

2.1 c HALO Libya factsheet

2.1 d DCA Libya factsheet

2.2 Nigeria presentation

2.2 a UNMAS Nigeria Factsheet

2.3 Afghanistan presentation

2.3a UNMAS Afghanistan factsheet

3.1 National Capacity Building presentation

3.1 a UN Strategy Progress Report

3.1 b IACG-MA Dashboard 2018

3.1 c IACG-MA Dashboard 2019

3.2 UNOPS Gender and Diversity presentation

3.3 IMAS Compliance Tool presentation

3.3 a IMAS Compliance Tool fact sheet

3.4 GICHD presentation on EORE

4.3 UNICEF presentation on CCC

4.3 a  UNICEF CCC facts

4.6 JMU CISR presentation 

4.6 a JMU Senior Managers fact sheet

4.8 GICHD Update factsheet

 

MASG MEETING 12 February 2020 (Geneva)

 

Minutes 

Statements and Presentations

2.     UNMAS Director – Opening Statement

3.2. Libya Presentation

3.3. Colombia Presentation

3.4. Ukraine Presentation

4.1. GICHD Strategic Planning Presentation

4.2  UNDP Vietnam KVMAP Programme

4.3  UNMAS Whole of UN System Approach

 

 

 

MASG Meeting 15 October 2019 (New York)

Minutes

Statements and Presentations

3.1 List of Past MASG Topics/ Presentations

3.2 Afghanistan Presentation 

3.4 Iraq Presentation

4.   HMA

5.1 GICHD

 

MASG Meeting February 2019 (Geneva)

Minutes

Statements and Presentations

1.1 Ambassador Wood

1.2 IACG-MA Chair

2.1 UNMAS Somalia

2.2 UNMAS MINURSO

2.3a UNDP HMA Yemen

2.3b UNICEF Yemen

3.1 BHMAC

4.1a Urban and IEDs speech

4.1b Urban IED presentation

4.2a Landmine Free 2025 chart country barriers to completion

4.2b Landmine Free 2025 Diagnostic

Status Art.5 2025 29 Jan2019

 

MASG Meeting of 16 October 2018 (New York)

Minutes

Agenda Item 3 - Country and Thematic Updates

3.2 IED Threat Mitigation Update

3.3 UN Mine Action Strategy 2019 - 2023

3.4 Yemen - Update by UNDP

 

MASG Meeting of 15 February 2018 (Geneva)

Minutes 

Agenda item 1 - Welcome

1.2 Video message from Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, USG, DPKO   

www.UNMAS.org/un-under-secretary-general-lacroixs-message-mine-action-support-group-15-february-2018

Agenda item 2 - Country and thematic updates

2.1 Statement by IACG-MA UNMAS

2.3 Iraq UNMAS   video statement by unsg special envoy Mr. Staffan de Mistura     

www.UNMAS.org/un-secretary-generals-special-envoy-staffan-de-misturas-message-masg-15-feb-2018

2.4 Yemen UNDP

2.5 Lake Chad Basin - Update, Cameroon, Nigeria UNICEF UNMAS

2.6 Burma - Myanmar UNICEF

Agenda item 4 - Update from observers

4.1 JMU-CISR

 

MASG Meeting of 23 October 2017 (New York)

Minutes

Agenda item 3 - Country and thematic Updates

3.2   UNMAS outcome case studies - Updates
3.2.1 Iraq - UNMAS
3.3  UNICEF Update
3.5.1 Women in mine action - UNMAS - SC resolution 1325
3.5.2 Case studies - Women in mine action - UNMAS

Agenda item 4 - Promoting transparency and accountability in mine action

4.2 UNMAS monitoring and evaluation Update

Agenda item 6 - Updates from MASG members

Agenda item 7 - Updates from MASG observers

7.0 GICHD

 

MASG Meeting of 9 February 2017 (Geneva)

Minutes

Agenda item 3 - Country and thematic updates

3.1 Afghanistan - UNMAS

3.2 Syria and  Iraq - UNMAS

3.3.1 UNICEF global overview- UNICEF

3.3.2 Boko Haram - UNICEF and UNMAS

3.4 Gender in mine action (GMAP)

3.5 regional support to completion (GICHD)

Agenda item 4 - MASG member updates

Agenda item 7 Updates from observers

7.1.1 GICHD Update

7.1.2 OAS Update

7.1.3 ITF Update

7.1.4 JMU/CISR Update

7.2 MASG Secretariat report

 

MASG Meeting of 11 October 2016 (New York)

Minutes (11 October 2016)

Agenda item 2 - Country and thematic updates

2.5 LAO PDR - UNDP

Agenda item 3 - Keynote Address - Mr. Herve Ladsous - USG DPKO

Agenda item 4 - MASG member updates

4.1 Australia

4.8 Japan

Agenda item 5 - Updates from MASG observers

5.1 GICHD

5.2 ITF

 

MASG Meeting of 18 February 2016 (Geneva)

Minutes (18 februrary 2016)

Agenda item 2 - Country and thematic updates

2.1 Iraq - UNMAS

2.2 Syria - UNMAS

2.3 Yemen - UNHCR and UNDP

2.4 Angola - CNIDAH

2.5 Colombia - PM/WRA US state department / UNMAS

2.6 Mine action in urban environments - GICHD

Agenda item 5 - Written updates

5.1 Update from MASG observers  

5.1.1 UNDP: Ten year review, Bosnia, Cambodia, Cambodia CFR, Egypt, Eritrea, LAO PDR, Lebanon,

Tajikistan, Turkey.

5.2 Updates from MASG members

5.3 Report of the MASG secretariat

 

MASG Meeting of 9 October 2015 (New York)

Minutes (9 October 2015)

Agenda item 3 - Updates

3.1.2 Update from United Nations IACG-MA

3.2.2 Update from Australia

3.2.3 Update from Netherlands

3.2.4 Update from Japan

3.2.6 Update from Canada

Agenda item 4 - Updates from observers

4.1.1 Update from GICHD

4.1.2 Update from ITF

4.3 Update from NPA on DRC

Agenda item 5 - Any other business

5.3 Update from MASG secretariat

 

MASG Meeting 17 February 2015 (Geneva)

Minutes (17 February 2015)

Agenda item 2: Updates from MASG members

2.1 Update from Japan

Agenda item 4: Updates from observers

4.1 Update from UN IACG-MA

4.2 Update from GICHD

4.3  Update from ITF and fact sheet

4.4 Update from OAS

4.5 Update from JMU/CISR

Agenda item 6: Update from UNDP on re-alignment of UNDP mine action

 

MASG Meeting 10 October 2014 (New York)

Minutes (10 October 2014)

Agenda item 3.1 Update by IACG - MA

Agenda item 3.2.1 Update by GICHD

Agenda item 4.2 GICHD presentation on anti-vehicle mines

Agenda item 3.3 Statements by donors (Japan, Australia)

 

MASG Meeting 2 April 2014 (Geneva)

Minutes (2 April 2014)

Agenda 7.1: statement by UNMAS director

Agenda item 7.2: UNMAS Update

Agenda item 7.3: UNDP Update

Agenda item 7.4: UNICEF Update

 

MASG Meeting 18 Ocotober 2013 (New York)

Minutes

Agenda 2.1: UN IACG-MA

Agenda 2.2.1: MASG observer - GICHD

Agenda 2.2.2: MASG observer - JMU

Agenda 2.2.3: MASG observer - OAS

Agenda 2.4.1: MASG member - UK "clearing path to development"

Agenda 2.4.1: MASG member - UK evaluation report

Agenda 3.1: Senegal

Agenda 3.2: Lebanon mine action center (LMAC)

Agenda 3.2: Speech by the director of LMAC

Agenda 3.3: Update on Mozambique (UNDP)

Agenda 3.4: Update on Afghanistan (UNMAS)

Agenda 3.5: Management of ERW residual contamination in Europe - GICHD

Agenda 3.6: U.S. assistance to Pacific island states for UXO removal

Agenda 3.7: Mali (UNMAS)Central African Republic (UNMAS)Libya (UNMAS)

Agenda 5.1: UN office to African Union - Mine action support (UNMAS)

Agenda 6: Syria (UNMAS)Remarks by UN USG for Peacekeeping

 

MASG Meeting 11 April 2013 (Geneva)

Minutes (pdf)

Statements: Australia(pdf), Canada(pdf), Japan(pdf), and ITF(pdf) 

 

MASG Meeting 5 September 2012 (New York)

Minutes (pdf)

Statements: Japan (pdf), Germany (pdf), Australia (pdf), USA (pdf), New Zealand (pdf), and GICHD

Presentations:
Morning session
UN inter agency coordination group on mine action (pdf)
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) (pdf)
ITF (pdf)
Organization of American States (OAS) (pdf)
cisr (james madison university) (pdf)
explosive situation in libya – ihrc (pdf)
UNMAS in libya (pdf)
[video] libya: the aftermath of war  

Lunch
[Video] UNMAS 2.0

Afternoon session
Palau (pdf)
Cambodia (pdf)
Business case for mine action completion (pdf)
Mine action coordination and partnership

MASG Studies

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