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At the request of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), UNMAS deployed mine action staff to Mali in January 2013. Now mandated by Security-Council resolution 2100 (2013), UNMAS contributes to the following objectives:
- Reduce explosive threats for MINUSMA and United Nations personnel;
- Enhance national capacity to mitigate explosive threats and enable compliance with treaty obligations;
- Protect civilians from explosive hazards.

Learn more about the work of UNMAS in #Mali :  http://www.mineaction.org/programmes/mali
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Photos from the 2014 International Day for Mine Awareness #NoMoreMines event at the New Museum in New York City. Thanks to all who joined!
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The threat of being killed by a #landmine is very real. Experience the fear tomorrow at the New Museum #NoMoreMines . www.getsweeper.com
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UNMAS programme staff are almost 50% female. What motivates these women? What makes this work so fulfilling? Watch this video to find out. In their own voices UNMAS officers tell you what they seek to achieve & how mine action work brings them satisfaction. #NoMoreMines www.unmas.org
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+Shibang Machines I was taking something about this earlier must check this one
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Betty Augustino is a member of an all-female demining team in Yei, #SouthSudan . She works with a project run by Norwegian People's Aid, supported by UNMAS. The film "Betty, narrated by Daniel Craig, documents one day in the life of a deminer doing manual mine detection.
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Watch and share these videos to say you support Betty and Douglas -- and all their colleagues around the world -- in their life saving work to clear landmines.

Meet Betty: http://j.mp/1mFZHnW

Meet Douglas: http://j.mp/1pXzotx

Friday is Mine Action Day: http://j.mp/1mFZHnW
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+Shibang Machines +1 from my side too!
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Our goal is a world free of the fear of stepping on a #landmine . April 4th is the International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action. Help us realize a world with #NoMoreMines   #MineAction2014 www.unmas.org
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Experience a digital minefield and meet a mine action expert at the +United Nations Visitors Centre in New York City!

As part of mine action week, UNMAS will have demining experts to explain what it's like to live near landmines and what the UN is doing to rid the world of them. Say hello from Monday 31 March until Wednesday 2 April and also experience "Sweeper", a digital minefield. More information at http://www.mineaction.org/unmas.
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Every day, 10 people are killed or maimed by a #landmine . April 4 is the International Day of Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action. Help us realize a world with #nonomoremines #mineaction2014   www.unmas.org
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UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions Department of Peacekeeping Operations One UN Plaza, 6th Floor New York, NY 10017 USA
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The essence of UNMAS, is not about weapons, but about people. Though technical in practice, our objective is humanitarian & developmental in consequence.
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The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) works towards a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war, including cluster bombs.

The UN General Assembly created the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in 1997 to serve as the UN focal point for mine action.

The vision of the UN a world free from the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development where the needs of victims are met and where victims are fully integrated into their societies.

UNMAS is located in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions.

UNMAS is responsible for ensuring an effective, proactive and coordinated UN response to the threats of landmines and explosive remnants of war in collaboration with 13 other UN departments, agencies, funds and programmes.