Support to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit's 2006-2007 workplan

Contract partner: GICHD - Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian DeminingCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 26.000,00Project start: 01.08.2006End: 31.12.2007

Short Description:

Overall goal

At the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's First Review Conference in 2004, it was noted that a greater emphasis must be placed on improving the quality of life of landmine survivors in the 24 States Parties which have indicated that they hold the responsibility for significant numbers of survivors. Since 2004, the Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), in a manner consistent with the priorities of the Co-Chairs of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Standing Committee on Victim Assistance, has supported States Parties in their articulation of: (a) concrete victim assistance objectives by 2009; (b) plans to achieve these objectives; and (c) means to implement these plans.

In 2006-2007, Austria will serve as a Co-Chair of this Standing Committee. A significant investment has been made to date, but the activities must continue to ensure a return on these investments and to produce meaningful results in time for the 2009 Second Review Conference. Against this backdrop, the Austrian contribution to the Anti-Personnel (AP) Mine Ban Convention¿s Implementation Support Unit's (ISU) 2006-2007 workplan will enable to support the 24 States Parties to the AP Mine Ban Convention, which have indicated that they hold the responsibility for significant numbers of landmine survivors, in their efforts to overcome a variety of challenges, including the integration of victim assistance into broader development and disability contexts.

project number2083-04/2006
source of fundingOEZA
sector Frieden und Sicherheit
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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