humanitarian demining


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humanitarian demining

Department of Defense and Department of State program to promote the foreign policy interests of the United States by assisting other nations in protecting their populations from landmines and clearing land of the threat posed by landmines remaining after conflict has ended. The humanitarian demining program includes training of host nation deminers, establishment of national demining organizations, provision of demining equipment, mine awareness training, and research development.
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Special Operations Command, Pacific (SOCPAC) responsible for humanitarian demining and counterdrug program resource management and support in the Pacific before retiring after a 26-year military career.
Department of Defense mission in humanitarian demining, the MAIC agreed to lend its support (under the auspices of DSCA) to three of the six issues: managing mine action information; creation of a spatial data clearinghouse for mine action; and information standards.
US Congressman Ron Klink, (D-PA) has expressed his interest in the global humanitarian demining issue.
The United Nations has also been proactively supporting discussions in Astana regarding detainees and humanitarian demining.
A five-man delegation of Vietnamese humanitarian demining experts recently toured the U.
Noting the successful tests performed on February 10, 11 and 12, Damir Gorseta, head of CROMAC, said, "ELF's potential value for humanitarian demining has been recognized, therefore CROMAC gives full support to the existing cooperation between its Scientific Council members and ChemTech.
8 million was announced to conduct urgent humanitarian demining activities in Colombia, the second most mined country in the world.
In November 1997, the Swiss Federal Council decided to establish and fund the activities of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).
Department of State to provide a global humanitarian demining capability to over 28 countries worldwide.
The workshop is designed to serve as a platform for the exchange of experiences and best practices in explosive hazards reduction and response on a technical level among specialists from Afghanistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.
Since 1994, the humanitarian demining offices in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and U.
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