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UN / DANIEL CRAIG

James Bond 007 actor Daniel Craig Tuesday picked up a "license to save."UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday designated  Craig as the first UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. UNIFEED UNTV

14 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / MINE AWARENESS ADVANCER

Ahead of the International Day of Mine Awareness marked yearly on April 4, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS)called for more attention to unexploded bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices that kill injure and block access to healthcare, education and development. UNIFEED-UNTV

1 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / WEAPONS DESTRUCTION

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) destroyed 25 firearms and hundreds of knives, machetes, and similar weapons confiscated from internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in its protection-of-civilians sites in Juba at a public event held today in its Tomping compound. UNMISS

9 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / MINE ACTION DAY

On International Mine Action Day (4 Apr), the UN is promoting the efforts made by women to make mine action more efficient and effective. UNTV

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION ADVANCER MINE CLEARING

The UN Mine Action agency (UNMAS) recently sent teams toUpperNileStateinSouth Sudanto help clear a new location which has been ear-marked as a Protection of Civilian (POC) site. These locations currently have 22,800 civilians seeking protection. Mine Action Awareness Day is 4 April. UNMISS

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MINE ACTION ADVANCER SNIFFER DOGS

Hero is among eight Explosive Detection Dogs (EDD) who arrived in South Sudan to help assist in securing Protection of Civilian sites in various UN locations which opened their gates to tens of thousands civilians seeking protection in South Sudan. The dogs, mostly spaniels, are trained to detect explosives, and they also search for ammunition. [...]

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

HAITI / AMMUNITION DESTRUCTION

The United Nations Mission for Stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and the Haitian National Police (HNP), carried-out a joint operation to destroy unusable or expired munitions and explosives, as part of MINUSTAH’s Consolidation Plan and the HNP’s Development Plan. MINUSTAH

24 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Two South Sudanese teams lay aside their prosthetic limbs to take part in a wheelchair basketball game held as part of activities to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNMISS

5 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN/ MINE ACTION

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the handling of ammunition, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) recently handed over a newly refurbished armoury to South Sudan police force officials in Juba. UNMISS

5 Oct 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / EXPLOSIVES

Since the departure of extremist group al Shabaab in 2011, Somalia's National Security Forces and their African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) partners, have been collecting and destroying unexploded ordnance (UXOs) from all over the Somali capital. AU / UN IST

10 May 2013 | Read More »

 

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