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United Nations Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes

UN Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes

The latest version of the United Nations Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes has been released on 26 November 2019 during the Fourth Review Conference of the States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in Oslo, Norway.

"Across the world, girls, boys, women and men live in fear of the threat of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. Despite the progress made over the past two decades, these weapons continue to claim a victim almost every hour of every day. While these weapons may be indiscriminate, the specific threats and impacts vary according to gender, age and other aspects of diversity. It is essential that mine action actors are equipped to apply a gender lens as part of a comprehensive and inclusive approach to planning, implementing and monitoring programmes to ensure protection for all and to ensure that “no one is left behind.”

- Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations and Chairperson of IACG-MA.

Access the United Nations Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes (3rd edition, 2019) as a PDF: