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United Nations Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes

Click here for the lastest version of the United Nations Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes that has been released on November 26th, 2019, during the Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in Oslo, Norway.


Across the world, girls, boys, women and men live in fear of the threat of landmines, explosive rem- nants of war and improvised explosive devices. Despite the progress made over the past two de- cades, these weapons continue to claim a victim almost every hour of every day. While these weap-ons may be indiscriminate, the specific threats and impacts vary according to gender, age and otheraspects of diversity. It is essential that mine action actors are equipped to apply a gender lens as part of a comprehensive and inclusive approach to planning, implementing and monitoring programmes to ensure protection for all and to ensure that “no one is left behind.”

- Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix Department of Peace Operations and Chairperson of IACG-MA