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On 15-16 October, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre and the UNDP hosted a two-day round-table event to identify remaining challenges and plan the way forward for more efficient and effective implementation of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s mine clearance obligations.

Juan Carlos Ruan of the Convention’s Implementation Support Unit provided advice and technical support on implementation of the Convention at this event.

During the week of 5 October, Paramdeep Mtharu of the Convention’s Implementation Support Unit traveled to Dushanbe to advise Tajikistan on implementing its commitments concerning landmine survivors and victims.

The purpose of the European Union-sponsored mission was to assist Tajik officials in developing a more focused set of SMART objectives and in developing a road map towards accession to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Swiss President and Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter, visited the offices of the Convention's Implementation Support Unit (ISU) on 3 October during events to inaugurate the Maison de la Paix in Geneva.

The ISU and its host, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, are located in the third tower of this state-of-the-art building, which is intended to be a key centre of international expertise.




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