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ERW Clearance, Advocacy and International Law, GICHD, Stefano Toscano, IMAS, APMBC, Mine Ban Convention, Oslo


In the past two decades, the sector has achieved significant results: 31 of the formerly contaminated countries have declared themselves mine free; more than 52 million stockpiled mines have been destroyed; the new use of antipersonnel mines by States, even those not yet party to the Convention, is rare; the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) play a key role in ensuring safe, efficient and effective demining activities. The sector has also made strong efforts to reinforce its role as an enabler of broader agendas: while pursuing its own objectives, mine action also represents a prerequisite for additional transformative agendas such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or the UN Secretary-General’s Agenda for Disarmament.



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