The report describes the organization’s activities and achievements resulting from contributions to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action, as well as provides an overview of UNMAS work in United Nations peacekeeping and special political missions in 2019.
Joint Message from the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations and the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
"The United Nations Mine Action Service is an integral component of nine peacekeeping operations and contributes significantly to the Secretary-General’s Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative. In 2019, UNMAS helped to improve the safety and security of peacekeepers by clearing and verifying the safety of patrol routes in the Abyei area, Lebanon, South Sudan and Western Sahara, and by training peacekeepers — before and after deployment — to mitigate the threat of improvised explosive devices."
Rosemary A. DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations and Chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action
"The work of UNMAS makes a difference in the lives of people. In its role as United Nations mine action coordinator, UNMAS enables and accelerates many of the core activities of the United Nations - from humanitarian action and peacekeeping to sustainable development and peacebuilding."