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EUROPEAN COMMISSION. ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM SEMINAR ON ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES. Laura LIGUORI. 8 – 10 APRIL 2008, PENANG, MALAYSIA. FRAMEWORK OF THE EU MINE ACTION (MA). Universalisation and Implementation of the Ottawa Convention (1997) ratified by 156 countries. EU MA GENERAL OBJECTIVE

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European commission

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM SEMINAR ON ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES

Laura LIGUORI

8 – 10 APRIL 2008, PENANG, MALAYSIA


Framework of the eu mine action ma

FRAMEWORK OF THE EU MINE ACTION (MA)

Universalisation and Implementation of the Ottawa Convention (1997)

  • ratified by 156 countries

EU MA GENERAL OBJECTIVE

  • To assist countries affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance

  • To restore the conditions necessary for the security of their populations and their economic and social development,

    hence to enhance HUMAN SECURITY


Eu ma environment

EU MA ENVIRONMENT

EU ACTORS

EU MA TOOLS

STRATEGIES

COUNCIL OF THE EU/27 EU MEMBER STATES

MULTI-ANNUAL PROGRAMMING DOCUMENTS

EUROPEANCOMMISSION

JOINT ACTIONS

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

REGULATIONS


The 5 pillars of ec ma

THE 5 PILLARS OF EC MA

CLEARANCE OF MINED AREAS

MINE RISK EDUCATION

APL STOCKPILE DESTRUCTION

REHABILITATION AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC RE-INTEGRATION

MINE VICTIM ASSISTANCE


2002 2006 ec ma engagement 42 countries assisted around the world

2002-2006 EC MA ENGAGEMENT42 countries assisted around the world:

Afghanistan

Albania

Angola

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

BiH

Burundi

Cambodia

Chile

Colombia

Croatia

Cyrpus

DRC

Ecuador

Eritrea

Georgia

Guinea-Bissau

Honduras

Indonesia

Iraq

Jordan

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Mozambique

Myanmar

Nicaragua

Peru

Senegal

Somalia

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Tajikistan

Tunisia

Uganda

Ukraine

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen


Ec ma in 2007

EC MA IN 2007

JORDAN

LEBANON

BELARUS

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

CYPRUS

CAMBODIA

SENEGAL

SUDAN

GUINEA-BISSAU

ETHIOPIA


Ec ma way of financing

EC MA WAY OF FINANCING

2007-2013

THEMATIC INSTRUMENTS

GEOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENTS

  • Instrument for Humanitarian Assistance (IHA)

  • Instrument for Stability (IfS)

  • Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)

  • Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA)

  • Instrument for Neigbourhood and Partnership (ENPI)

  • Instrument for Development Cooperation (DCI)

  • European Development Fund (EDF)


Ec ma funding 2002 2007 million euro

EC MA FUNDING 2002 - 2007(million euro)

1/5 FOR PROJECTS IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA


Example of ec funded projects humanitarian de mining and human security laos

EXAMPLE OF EC FUNDED PROJECTS Humanitarian De-mining and Human Security:LAOS

HUMANITARIAN UXO CLEARANCE IN KHAMMOUNE PROVINCE

  • OBJECTIVES

  • To remove all UXO from target sites in order to reduce the threat of death and injury to the population.

  • Through UXO clearance of target sites, to facilitate opportunities for development within the communities, undertaken by communities, other NGOs and local authorities, wishing to deliver wider development activities.

  • To train national staff as skilled clearance and roving team personnel to provide a local UXO clearance capacity.


Example of ec funded projects laos example

EXAMPLE OF EC FUNDED PROJECTS LAOS EXAMPLE

PROJECT FACT SHEET

PROJECT PERIOD

JANUARY 2006 – MARCH 2008

IMPLEMENTED BY

EC CONTRIBUTION

1,000,000 EURO

RESULTS

AREA CLEARED – 889 835 m2

UXO REMOVED – 4 819

Estimated beneficiaries – 2 478


Integrating ma into development cambodia example

INTEGRATING MA INTO DEVELOPMENT CAMBODIA EXAMPLE

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RELAUNCH OF NORTHERN PROVINCES (ECOSORN)

PROGRAMME TITLE

5 YEARS COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 2005

DURATION

CONTRIBUTE TO POVERTY REDUCTION THROUGH INCREASED HOUSEHOLD INCOME AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION

OBJECTIVE

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE RURAL POPULATION IN 3 NORTH-WEST PROVINCES OF CAMBODIA

PURPOSE


Integrating ma into development cambodia

INTEGRATING MA INTO DEVELOPMENT CAMBODIA

MA PROJECT

LAUNCHED IN NOVEMBER 2007

SAFER ACCESS TO ARABLE LANDS AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURES THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION OF MINE RISK REDUCTION STRATEGIES WITH RELATED ACTIVITIES FOR ECOSORN PROGRAMME WITHIN ECOSORN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

PROJECT TITLE

ENABLE SAFER AND PERMANENT ACCESS TO ARABLE LAND AND SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURES

OBJECTIVE

IMPLEMENTATION OF MINE RISK REDUCTION STRATEGIES AND DE-MINING

TOOLS


Conclusions

CONCLUSIONS

ROLE OF THE MINE-AFFECTED EC PARTNERS

NEEDS IDENTIFICATION

DECIDE THE DEGREE OF IMPORTANCE GIVEN TO MA

REQUEST FOR EC ASSISTANCE


Conclusions1

CONCLUSIONS

HUMAN SECURITY

DEVELOPMENT

The EC is a significant donor in the field of mine action.

From 2002-2007 EC has committed more than € 275 Million for Mine action worldwide (more than €1,5 Million for the EU as a whole).

EC approach will continue to consider landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) within a broader context of humanitarian assistance as well as long-term and sustainable socio-economic development programmes.


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