SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 3/19
Achievements and new challenges in mine action
The SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER is a Review of the Swiss contributions to international peace operations in cooperation with the DDPS, FDFA, FDF.
Edition 3/2019 is about mine action:
FOCUS : Achievements and new challenges in mine action.
Ambassador Stefano Toscano, Director of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
The Fourth Review Conference of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, taking place from 25 to 29 November 2019 in Oslo, is very timely. In fact, a great need for mine action remains.
FOCUS : Demining in urban centres is a race against time.
Pascal Rapillard, Head of External Relations, Policy and Cooperation programme and Jérémy Repond, External relations officer, both from the GICHD
Identifying and clearing explosive ordnances in formerly embattled areas in Iraq is a matter of priority as refugees and internally displaced persons are returning to their homes. It is a race against time.