Mine Action and Explosive Hazard Management: Humanitarian Impact, Technical Aspects, and Global Initiatives

Landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) plague more than 50 countries on every continent and continue to cause casualties to civilians even decades after conflict has ended. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) have collaborated with POTI to develop and now update this course, which offers a comprehensive introduction to the policies, procedures, and standards that shape Mine Action activity around the world as countries and NGOs pursue the eradication of these hazards. The material seeks to empower students with the knowledge to champion the United Nations' vision of "a world free of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), including cluster munitions, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development and where the human rights and the needs of mine and ERW victims are met and survivors are fully integrated as equal members of their societies." Topics include The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa MBT); mine action guidelines for ceasefires and peace agreements; landmine and ERW safety training; identifying landmines and ERW; International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and guidelines for application; victim assistance; mine risk education; UNICEF mine action strategy; mine information; mine action assessment; and the electronic mine action network E-MINE. A new lesson addresses the concern of identifying and responding to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Eight lessons.

Number of pages: 324 [English]

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [09-09-14]

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Reviews submitted: 98

Nouveau! Les mines terrestres et autres restes explosifs de guerre (REG) constituent un fléau dans plus de 50 pays sur chaque continent et continuent de faire des victimes civiles même des décennies après la fin du conflit. Le service de l’action antimines des Nations Unies (UNMAS) et le Centre international pour le déminage humanitaire - Genève (CIDHG) ont collaboré avec le POTI pour développer et maintenant mettre à jour ce cours, qui offre une introduction détaillée aux politiques, procédures et normes façonnant la lutte antimines autour du monde au fur et à mesure que les pays et les ONG poursuivent l’éradication de ces dangers. Les documents visent à armer les étudiants de connaissances afin de défendre la vision des Nations Unies d’un « monde libéré des menaces générées par les mines et les restes explosifs de guerre (REG), y compris les armes à sous-munitions, dans lequel les individus et les communautés vivent dans une environnement sûr propice au développement et dans lequel les droits de l’homme et les besoins des victimes des mines et REG sont pris en compte et où les survivants sont pleinement traités en égaux en tant que membres de leurs sociétés ». Les sujets incluent la Convention sur l’interdiction des mines antipersonnel (Convention d’Ottawa), les directives de lutte antimines pour les accords de cessez-le-feu et de paix, la formation sur la sécurité des mines et REG, les Normes internationales de lutte antimines (NILAM) et les directives pour l’application, l’assistance aux victimes, l’éducation au risque des mines, la stratégie pour la lutte contre les mines de l’UNICEF, l’informations sur les mines, l’évaluation de la lutte antimines et le réseau électronique de lutte antimines E-MINE. Une nouvelle leçon aborde l’identification et la réponse à adopter avec les Engins explosifs improvisés (EEI). Le cours est composé de huit leçons.

Publisher: Peace Operations Training Institute [11-18-16]

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"un cours complet et très interagissant "

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"This course captured the entirety of the mine action field from an informative perspective that ranged from technical issues, management issues through to legal issues. A very well balanced course that required understanding from me the candidate."

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"The course serves as basis of enlightenment for my field work in UN as a Military Observer"

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"A course that should be taken into account when a volunteer moves into humanitarian aid for countries where the dangers of anti-personnel mines etc. are strongly present."

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"This is an excellent course, i really enjoy it as well as learning from it, I recommended this course as a grade A course because it is a nice and it makes you to have knowledge about how mines look like and how it look when laying on the ground, air or rock. it is an excellence course indeed. Thank you the Author."

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"Very comprehensive course, user friendly. "

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"It is a good course. Basic information on mine action activities and awareness for danger related to mine ERW and IED."

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"Excelente curso"

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"Muy valioso el curso Lutte antimines et gestion des risques explosifs : impact humanitaire, aspects techniques et initiatives mondiales"

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"Having previously worked in MRE, it was good to be able to refresh some information that was not current. Additionally, one was able to catch up with more recent developments in Mine Action."

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"excelente curso"

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"Excellent course"

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"C'est un réel plaisir d'avoir étudier ce cours car il permet de savoir que ailleurs dans le monde, des milliers de personnes souffrent de l'utilisation abusive et mal-intentionnée des mines et autres engins similaires. Il permet aussi de savoir ce qui nous attend lorsque demain, nous seront envoyés comme missionnaire de la paix et ce que nous pouvons faire pour espérer revenir en vie, en santé et en un morceau complet à la maison... Merci à POTi..."

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"J'ai beaucoup aimé la qualité et l'importance des actions de lutte antimines"

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"very well balanced in terms of legal, political, and technical aspects of mine action"

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"la proteccion especial y apoyo que se les da a las victimas de las minas antipersonal y los entes que los protejen"

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"C'est un cours prurement pratique et tres intructif qui permet a l'etudiant de connaitre les aspects techniques et pratiques de lutte antimines."

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"Taking this course kept me on edge learning about dangers faced in mined areas as well as offering hope that the international community can alleviate the suffering of affected citizens."

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"A very good course,it help me to understand more about fire hazard, thanks my regard to everybody."

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"Hi, A very good update about the UN System Mechanisms and Policies for Mine Action and EHM. Also, there is a good method of study for how to proceed with the course, Many Thanks Gaby"

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"The course is very informative and comprehensive, although, largely oriented on and aimed at pesonnel having immediate exposure to the mine management areas. I, being an Operations Support/Administrative Manager, wouldn't be successful in the course completion if not for my strong and lasting peace-building, peace-keeping and other relevant experience. Neverthless, I consider this course as extremely important in terms of broadening my knowleage in teh areas of mine action."

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"The general concepts and knowledge embedded in the course is very vital and has an impact in developing a peacekeeper who is aware about mine action,and explosive hazard management"

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"It was an excellent course and very informative and highly recommended for new UNMAS employees or INGOs working in Mine Action. "

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"please dear colleagues try your effort to read this course because it is more than useful as you are or will work in conflict and higher crises areas this course is your life line "

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"Very educational course as it captures the wider arena of mine action activities. Most importantly policies, standards and protocols are clearly stipulated to familiarizing and informing. "

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Date Submitted: Sun 31 May 2015


"This course helps to have a In depth knowledge about the history of mine action and explosive hazard management. This also enables a person to save ones life while encountered in the mine /ERW incident."

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"The course gave me an insight on the effects of Landmines, UXOs, AXOs and IEDs and how they can disrupt lives of innocent civilians."

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"The course is particularly useful for those joining or new to the humanitarian mine action sector"

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"The chance to revise and refresh my memory on the humanitarian aspects of mine action, and to look more in depth at the principles."

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"It is very important and useful course"

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"I really enjoyed this course,its very educative. In this course I learnt a lot of things I don't know about MINE such as safety in mine,identifying,victims assistance . Its a very good course I wish to do pratical aspecct of this course."

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"A very good course"

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"This course is very informative and detail orientated. A lot of time went into preparing this course and all UN staff, as well as other humanitarian aid workers can find benefit in completing this course."

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"The clarity and friendly nature of the course is a huge positive. Well Done!!!"

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"Gentlemen Dnt forget MIND, if you can remember MIND and follow it I think you are good"

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"Very good!!!"

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"INTERNATIONAL MINE ACTION STANDARDS (IMAS) AND INTERNATIONAL AMMUNITION TECHNICAL GUIDELINES (IATG)"

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