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Publication Date

1-2017

Keywords

centers and organizations, UNMAS, 2016, annual report

Abstract

As conflicts rage across the world and the threats posed by explosive hazards perpetuate humanitarian crises and hinder emergency response, UNMAS leadership is needed more than ever. Repeatedly and consistently, mine action has proven critical to humanitarian action. This, and the crucial coordination role of UNMAS, was widely recognised at the World Humanitarian Summit, and in the outcome documents, by affected states, donor nations, United Nations entities and civil society. Mine action is also a vital stabilization enabler, facilitating the recovery of communities impacted by conflict. As Iraqis work to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Da’esh, mine action efforts are needed for their safe return and ensure that schools, hospitals and infrastructure are open and accessible. UNMAS is providing high quality services specialised advice across continents. The trust and confidence affected states and donor nations have placed in this Service are evident; requests for assistance persist, from Cameroon and Ukraine to name but a few. For the second consecutive year, donor contributions to the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action have increased. However, though the fund grew by 21 per cent in 2016, there is a need for increased levels of core funding to support UNMAS operations as the number of programmes continues to grow. Such trust is not misplaced. As you will see in this report, UNMAS is effectively leading, shaping and guiding mine action globally; consistently delivering tangible results in both technical response and policy development. UNMAS work is underpinned by careful and strategic planning supported by robust monitoring and evaluation. The quality of work is constantly improving. UNMAS goes into its twentieth year stronger and more effective than ever before; fit for purpose to respond to the needs of millions of people impacted by conflict.

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