A key element to the success of the International Trust Fund for Demining and Mine Victims Assistance, particularly in Southeast Europe, has been its facilitation of a regional approach to mine action and subsequent contributions to regional structures and systems. Encouraging regional cooperation is an important confidence-building measure, not only in countries emerging from conflict but also in countries undergoing transition. A regional approach has become one of the guiding principles of ITF’s work.
"ITF’s Experience with Regional Cooperation,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol13/iss3/6