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Next MASG Meeting

The next MASG meeting will be held at the United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday, 6 February 2019. Further details, including the agenda and administrative arrangements will be advised in due course. Please note that this meeting will be held in the margins of the 22nd Meeting of MIne Action National Directors and United Nations Advisers (NDM-UN), which is being held at the United Nations Palais des Nations in Geneva from 5 - 8 February 2019.

MASG Representation on the IMAS Review Board

The MASG was represented (by the Secretariat) at the IMAS Review Board meeting held in Geneva on 12 February 2018.  The minutes are available via the following link;

https://www.mineactionstandards.org/fileadmin/MAS/documents/review-board/minutes/20180412_Minutes_IMAS_Review_Board_Meeting_Feb_2018.pdf

An extra-ordinary meeting of the IMAS Review Board was held on 19/20 July 2018. The minutes of that meeting are available via the following link:

https://www.mineactionstandards.org/fileadmin/MAS/documents/review-board/minutes/20180814_Minutes_IMAS_Review_Board_Meeting_Jul_2018_RB_FINAL.pdf

 

Minutes of Past MASG Meetings

 

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

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