The United Nations Mine Action Strategy 2019 - 2023

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Worldwide | UNMAS

In 2018, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) convened, coordinated and led the drafting of the United Nations Mine Action Strategy 2019-2023.

UNMAS multilateral approach which brought together twelve United Nations entities with diverse roles and mandates.

Following months of consultation, collaboration and hard work involving over 300 stakeholders, the strategy was completed on time and endorsed by the Principals of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action on 4 December.

The result is a practical, needs-driven, people-centred, and resource-efficient document with clear goals and indicators, by which progress, and results may be evaluated. The strategy is also an excellent example of enhanced coherence on the UN approach to mine action.

Two of the most significant aspects of the strategy are that it represents an accountability framework for the UN system and introduces a Theory of Change for the UN engagement in mine action.

A reinforced Monitoring & Evaluation mechanism will apply clear indicators and report on UN contributions for which it is mandated and responsible, ensuring collective accountability at headquarters and at country level.

The official launch of the UN Mine Action Strategy 2019-2023 and the Monitoring & Evaluation mechanism will take place during the forthcoming annual meeting of Mine Action National Directors and UN Advisors from 5 to 8 February in Geneva.

The strategy will be available on the website on 1 January 2019. UNMAS extends its appreciation to all partners in this successful process.