18th International Meeting of Mine Action National

18th International Meeting of Mine Action National
Programme Directors and UN Advisors
16-19 February 2015
AGENDA
United Nations Inter-Agency Coordination Group on
Mine Action
18th International Meeting of Mine Action National
Programme Directors and UN Advisors
16-19 February 2015
Agenda
Overview:
The Eighteenth International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and UN Advisors is an opportunity
for members of the mine action community to meet and to assess the progress and challenges within the sector.
Participants included senior officials from national mine action programmes, colleagues from United Nations
departments and agencies, international non-governmental organisations, experts from donor governments and other
mine action operators.
This year's meeting will focus on the theme of “More than Mines: The Evolution of Mine Action”
This theme will be used to frame discussions around four broad areas:
 An introduction setting the scene as to the evolution of mine action, including new threats and new responses
 A debate driven by affected states on what are the threats they face and what are their needs for assistance.
 A response by the United Nations, donors, and affected states, amongst other stakeholders in terms of what
is being provided to address the needs identified above, as part of strengthening overall international
cooperation and assistance.
 A conclusion acknowledging the changes seen in the sector and outlining how coordination, coherence and
assistance could be further reinforced and strengthened in order to support national ownership by the best
and most effective and efficient means.
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Programme Directors and UN Advisors
16-19 February 2015
MONDAY, 16 FEBRUARY
Introduction: setting the scene as to the evolution of mine action, including new threats and new
responses.
Opening of Annual Meeting
09:00 –
09:30
 Call to Order and Minute of Silence
 Opening statements
09:30 –
10:00
Keynote speaker
10:00 –
10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 –
11:30
Plenary Session One: Evolution of Mine Action – Emerging and Rising Threats and New
Responses
12:00 –
14:00
Lunch / Side Events
Debate driven by affected states on the threats they face and their needs for assistance.
Plenary Session Two: Beyond the minefields – addressing ERW and Cluster Munitions
14:00 –
15:15
15:15 –
15:30
Coffee Break
Plenary Session Three: Unsafe and Unsecure Weapons and Ammunition
15:30 –
16:45
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Debate driven by affected states onthe threats they face and their needs for assistance (continued).
Plenary Session Four: Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
09:00 –
10:15
10:15 –
10:30
10:3011:45
Coffee Break
Plenary Session Five: Anti-Vehicle Mines
Lunch / Side Events
12:00 –
14:00
Response by relevant stakeholders to address the needs identified and thereby strengthen
international cooperation and assistance.
14:00–
15:15
Plenary Session Six: Victim Assistance and Risk Education
15:15 15:30
Coffee Break
15:3018:00
Opportunity for bilateral meetings
18:00 –
19:30
GICHD Reception
WEDNESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY
Response by relevant stakeholders to address the needs identified and thereby international cooperation
and assistance (continued).
09:30 –
10:30
Plenary Session Seven: Cooperation, Standards and Tools
10:3010:45
Coffee Break
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10:45 –
12:00
12:00 –
14:00
14:0014:45
Plenary Session Seven: Cooperation, Standards and Tools (continued)
Lunch / Side Events
Plenary Session Eight: The Strategy of the United Nations on Mine Action (2013-2018) and the
Evolution of Mine Action
Update on Monitoring and Evaluation of UN Strategy
14:45 –
15:00
15:00 –
15:15
Coffee Break
15:15 –
17:30
M&E Workshop
(Invite only)
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Programme Directors and UN Advisors
16-19 February 2015
THURSDAY, 19 FEBRUARY
Response by relevant stakeholders to address the needs identified and thereby strengtheninternational
cooperation and assistance (continued).
Plenary Session Nine: Mine Action Strategies in the Changing Context
09:0010:15
10:15 –
10:30
Coffee Break
Concluding Remarks
10:30 –
11:45
NB. Side events calendar will be published in due course.
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16-19 February 2015
Invitation Only Meetings
Time
Item
Venue
MONDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2015
17:30 – 18:30
NGO Forum
TUESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2015
12:00 – 14:00
MASG
16:00 – 17:00
Francophone group meeting
GICHD – smaller
conference room
WEDNESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2015
12:45 – 13:45
Russian-speaking Group Meeting
14:45 – 17:30
M&E Workshop
17:00 18:00
GICHD – smaller
conference room
Committee on Mine Action
FRIDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 2015
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09:00 – 15:00
IMAS Review Board Meeting
GICHD – 6 Floor
09:00 – 15:00
Information Management Consultation Workshop
GICHD – 7 Floor
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Administrative Instructions
Please find daily updates of the agenda printed on the panel outside the plenary Room A.
All presentations must be brought to the podium laptop in Room A no later than 15 minutes before the session of the
presentation. Please contact Ms. Jamie Pring at the GICHD at j.pring@gichd.org and Ms. Sonia Mecheri, UNMAS,
smecheri@unog.ch
Side Event Meeting rooms C1 + C2 are located on level (-1) and room B is on the ground floor, behind the Help Desk.
Wireless internet is available in all meeting rooms without access code.
Some meetings will take place at the GICHD conference rooms at the Maison de la Paix, (tower 3, floors 6 and 7).
The WMO and the Maison de la Paix buildings are situated five minutes walking distance from each other. Please
refer to the map available at the Help Desk.
Each participant is asked to verify his/her contact information with the Help Desk to ensure we have your most up to
date information and to establish the final participation list.
Publications: if you wish to display publications, please contact the Help Desk and leave your name. Please inform as
well what to do with left-over’s.
The restaurant at the top of the WMO Building is open from 07:30 to 17:00. Please make sure to carry your badge to
access the restaurant.
For all questions and concerns, please address the Help Desk during the meeting hours.
Emergency Contacts
Ms. Susanne RIHS AEBY, GICHD
Mr. Faiz Paktian, GICHD
s.rihs-aeby@gichd.org Office: +41 (0)22 730 9305;Cell: +41 (0)79 687 22 60
f.paktian@gichd.org Office +41 (0)22 730 9345;Cell: +41 (0)79 74 65 260
Ms. Julia Knittel, UNMAS
Ms. Sonia Mecheri, UNMAS
Ms. Flora Sutherland, UNMAS
knittel@un.org
Office: +41 (0)22 917 22 62; Cell: +41 (0)77 473 12 77
mecheri@un.org
Office: +41 (0)22 917 38 64; Cell: +41 (0)77 973 30 93
sutherlandf@un.org Cell: +1 646 825 1853
Ms. Judy Grayson, UNICEF
Ms Gbemisola Akinboyo
jgrayson@unicef.org,
gakinboyo@unicef.org
Ms. Sara Sekkenes, UNDP
Mr. Martin Ras, UNDP
sara.sekkenes@undp.org,
martin.ras@undp.org
Cell: +41 78 732 99 73
Ms. Fjola Magnusdottir, UNOPS
FjolaMA@unops.org,
Cell: +1 917 691 2276
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