UNMAS (UN Mine Action Service)

UNMAS profile

  • Overview

    Since its establishment in 1997, UNMAS has ensured the coordination of UN mine action efforts. Located in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UNMAS works in peace operations, special political missions, humanitarian missions and assists governments when requested.

    UNMAS leads and coordinates mine action (removal and disposal) emergency responses, teaches people affected by mines and ERW how to stay safe, facilitates victim assistance – including for the social and economic reintegration of those affected.

    With 15 years of deployments, UNMAS has a wealth of experience. Increasingly called upon to clear unexploded ordnance, cluster munitions and improvised explosive devices, UNMAS also has specialized expertise in stockpile management, building storage facilities and training military and police personnel on ammunition management and disposal.

    UNMAS currently runs 15 programmes, with 135 international staff and 18,000 national staff to implement the vision of the United Nations of "a world free of the threat of mines, explosive remnants of war (ERW), including cluster munitions, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development and where the human rights and the needs of mine and ERW victims are met and survivors are fully integrated as equal members of their societies.”

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    To be completed by UNMAS

    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel

    Sustainable Development Goals

    16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Issue areas

    Peace; Rule of Law

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Chemicals; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Media; Oil & Gas; Other; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications