International Mine Action Day

Apr 4, 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: UNMAS)

“United Nations mine action programmes make an invaluable contribution to post-conflict recovery, humanitarian relief efforts, peace operations and development initiatives.  They prevent landmines and other explosive ordnance from causing further indiscriminate harm long after conflicts have ended, and help to transform danger zones into productive land.  Mine action sets communities on course toward lasting stability.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Our Stories




Albania: Mine free and on the road to development

After a decade of mine clearance, Albania is officially free from mine threats: 12,452 anti-personnel mines, 152 anti-tank mines and 4,965 pieces of unexploded ordnance have been found and destroyed.more 


Landmine clearing efforts help boost Angola’s recovery

UNDP has contributed to local efforts by training more than 1,000 demining specialists at the National Demining Institute in recent years.more 


Tackling the deadly legacy of war in Lao PDR

Rice planting season is a nerve-wracking time for 49 year-old farmer Vongphone of Xieng Khouang province, in northern Lao. He was disabled five years ago whenmore 

Our Videos

Living in a Mine-Free Albania

The Albanian Mine Action Programme supported the elimination of mines and UXO contamination. Today the programmes is considered to be a model of international best practices on mine action.

Mine Action in Lao PDR

UNDP helped the Lao PDR government to develop a national programme to clear the country of unexploded sub-munitions.