Contribution to the Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit (ISU)

Contract partner: GICHD - Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian DeminingCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 30.000,00Project start: 01.01.2010End: 31.12.2010

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) provides professional support to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and its States Parties. The GICHD was mandated by the States Parties in 2001 to establish the ISU. States in a position to do so are encouraged to make voluntary contributions in support of the ISU, and Austria has done so throughout the last few years.

The core operations of the ISU include:

- advising State Parties on matters related to implementation and compliance of the Mine Ban Treaty

- supporting States Parties in preparing transparency reports,

- providing training on understanding the Mine Ban Convention and its operations

- supporting the preparations of the yearly Meeting of the States Parties,

- serving as the authoritative source of information on the Mine Ban Convention.

Another area of support that the ISU will continue to provide in 2010 concerns victim assistance:

Since 2005, the ISU's support to States Parties on victim assistance has become a core programmatic area of work for the ISU. That is, advice and support to relevant States Parties is necessary as long as such States Parties continue to need and desire advisory services. Therefore, core advisory services on victim assistance have been incorporated into the 2010 ISU budget for the first time.

project number2083-00/2010
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
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