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 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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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). Huit leçons.

Number of pages: 357 [French]

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

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"well designed course , UN policies and legal documents of conventions are bit difficult to understand"

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"Mine action and explosive hazard management is a good course for peacekeepers to know what they want to do in the field and to educate subordinates."

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