Removing deadly mines means ‘new horizons and hope’, clears a path to SDGs, says UN chief

The path towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be “clear of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs)”, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Thursday, International Mine Awareness Day

Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization  there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two historic churches in Mosul “in a barbaric and arbitrary manner.”

Iraqi civilians in danger from new explosives left by 'evil' ISIL bomb-makers

The presence of increasingly-deadly explosive hazards in liberated areas of Iraq are hindering efforts to rebuild and provide vital aid to families who are returning home, according to a senior manager with the UN Mine Action Service there (UNMAS).

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Darfur team’s ordnance education device wins top UN Award

A project that aims to educate people in remote areas of Darfur about the dangers of explosive remnants of war has been awarded a UN prize for innovation and creativity.

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Reflecting on 'roller coaster ride' of Mine Action in South Sudan

Some 120,000 hectares of land in South Sudan have been cleared of landmines and other unexploded ordinance; one of the significant achievements of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) there.

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News in Brief 16 February 2016 (PM)

African countries unite to tackle crop pest infestation

Sixteen countries in east and southern Africa have agreed on taking action to boost their ability to manage emerging crop pests and livestock diseases.

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"From Zika to landmines, radio is a life-saver"

Helping to protect people affected by conflict or disease is a key role for radio around the world.

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Iraqi citizens at risk and struggling to return to normal life: UN envoy

Civilians in Iraq are living under constant threat of mines and explosives, the UN has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on Libya, Darfur and South Sudan

“Terrible conditions” for migrants in Libya Detention centers

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South Sudan conflict causes rise in mine-related accidents

Conflict in South Sudan has caused a recent spike in the number of accidents involving mines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW), according to a UN programme that’s working to rid the country of these weapons.

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