"Mine action" is not just about mines

Agnès Marcaillou. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Unexploded ordnance worldwide poses a greater threat to people's safety than landmines, according to the United Nations Mine Action Service, UNMAS.

The Director of UNMAS, Agnès Marcaillou, recently led a panel discussion at UN Headquarters in New York which focused on the need for governments to continue developing national mine-action capacities.

She underlined both the social and economic effects of explosive remnants of war, which are killing thousands of people every year.

Cathrine Hasselberg spoke with Ms Marcaillou and began by asking her about the importance of International Mine Action Day.

Duration: 3’10″

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