Landmines: The World Takes Action

Educational and comprehensive, this CD provides thorough mine action information.

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by Sarah Campbell, UNMAS

This CD-ROM is a multi-media presentation, which has been produced by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to provide public information about the problem of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), and the work of the United Nations and its partners to address the problem.

It is divided into four sections:

The Landmine and UXO Problem

Learn about the scope and impact of landmines and UXO on individuals, communities, and countries. This section also describes the types of landmines and UXO that exist, and the way they have been used in history.

What is Mine Action?

Explore the five core areas of activity in mine action: mine clearance, mine risk education, victim assistance, stockpile destruction and advocacy. This section also provides information about the international treaties related to landmines, including the Antipersonnel Mine Ban Convention.

The United Nations in Mine Action

Discover the role of the UN and its partners in addressing the landmine and UXO problem. See the countries and activities in which they are involved and learn about the roles and responsibilities of each organization. This section also explains the partnerships formed to create a coordinated and efficient response to the landmine and UXO problem worldwide.

Mine Action in the World

Explore the world of mine action in 44 countries. This section provides in-depth information for 11 countries, and general information about mine action in 33 additional countries.

The production is currently available in English. A French version is planned for completion in early 2003.

Landmines: the World Takes Action is a production of UNMAS. It has been developed in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Department for Disarmament Affairs (DDA), and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

To request copies of the CD-ROM, please contact us at:

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
304 East 45th Street, FF-367
New York, NY
USA 10017
Tel: 212-963-8495
Fax: 212-963-2498