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    1. Introduction Overview of IMAS IMAS Review and Amendments TNMA IMAS Review Board and membership CEN/CWA Activity Offer of assistance-IMAS and NMAS IMAS Website Publications Work ahead We have 15 minutes to present and so I will stick to a written script to avoid distraction. We will cover the points shown here. There are currently 38 standards posted on the IMAS web page which were endorsed in October 2001. However, mine action is continually changing and there is a formal process to review and amend the standards. Our aim is to make sure they remain relevant and reflect field experience. They are formally reviewed by a Review Board which has worked hard to tidy them up, make them more consistent and to amend them as necessary. Once a year the Review Board meets and this year we will meet here on Friday of this week. At the same time, there has been a great deal of work within the national programmes creating their own national standards and guidelines, many with assistance from the GICHD. The new GICHD team consists of Faiz Paktian and Leonie Barnes and these are the faces you will see more often in the field. We have 15 minutes to present and so I will stick to a written script to avoid distraction. We will cover the points shown here. There are currently 38 standards posted on the IMAS web page which were endorsed in October 2001. However, mine action is continually changing and there is a formal process to review and amend the standards. Our aim is to make sure they remain relevant and reflect field experience. They are formally reviewed by a Review Board which has worked hard to tidy them up, make them more consistent and to amend them as necessary. Once a year the Review Board meets and this year we will meet here on Friday of this week. At the same time, there has been a great deal of work within the national programmes creating their own national standards and guidelines, many with assistance from the GICHD. The new GICHD team consists of Faiz Paktian and Leonie Barnes and these are the faces you will see more often in the field.

    2. Existing IMAS 38 IMAS in various aspects of mine action IMAS Awaiting endorsement: 07.20 Guide for drafting mine action contracts 09.50 Mechanical demining IMAS in final stage of drafting 02.10 Guide to the establishment of mine action programmes 05.10 Information management 06.10 Management training 14.10 Evaluation of mine action interventions With 38 existing IMAS we have two new Standards which are awaiting endorsement by the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action at the Principal level. One will assist in the formulation and understanding of contracts and the other addresses the conduct of mechanical demining. Both have been available on the website as drafts for some time. There are also 4 IMAS in the final stages of development and will hopefully be agreed this year. One addresses, admittedly a little late, the establishment of new programmes and IMAS 05.10 looks at the way to handle information within a mine action programme. IMAS 06.10 gives guidance on the various demands for training and qualifications and IMAS 14.10 deals with the important subject of evaluation of our work. The aim is to introduce some consistency and standardisation to the process.With 38 existing IMAS we have two new Standards which are awaiting endorsement by the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action at the Principal level. One will assist in the formulation and understanding of contracts and the other addresses the conduct of mechanical demining. Both have been available on the website as drafts for some time. There are also 4 IMAS in the final stages of development and will hopefully be agreed this year. One addresses, admittedly a little late, the establishment of new programmes and IMAS 05.10 looks at the way to handle information within a mine action programme. IMAS 06.10 gives guidance on the various demands for training and qualifications and IMAS 14.10 deals with the important subject of evaluation of our work. The aim is to introduce some consistency and standardisation to the process.

    3. New IMAS under consideration/development 01.20 Guide for the development of national mine action standards 07.12 Guide for the management of victim assistance 07.13 Guide for the management of the environment 07.14 Guide to quality management in mine action 07.15 Guide to risk management in mine action 09.11 Battle area clearance 09.51 Demining machine operators safety 09.52 Mechanical area reduction We are also considering the possibility of 8 new IMAS as shown here. GICHD are leading on IMAS 01.20 with their experience at the national level. The need for, and the development of, an IMAS on Victim Assistance has eluded us for ages but it remains an ambition. IMAS 07.13 is not about the whole environment, as it may appear, but more about the effects of our work on the local environment and the need to control this. All IMAS are based on the aim of achieving a quality product and it has been suggested that we should have a standard explaining what we really mean by quality management and the relevance of ISO 9000 etc. Hence the consideration of IMAS 07.14. With regard to risk management, when we can agree some guidelines we will produce an IMAS to promote this. The GICHD study into risk management will greatly help this process. We do a lot of battle area clearance but there is no IMAS on it and so we have produced a draft for a standard on BAC and this is now being commented on. Finally, there are two IMAS in the making dealing further with the application of machines one will address operator safety and the other will address the process of using machines in the role of reducing suspect areas. We are also considering the possibility of 8 new IMAS as shown here. GICHD are leading on IMAS 01.20 with their experience at the national level. The need for, and the development of, an IMAS on Victim Assistance has eluded us for ages but it remains an ambition. IMAS 07.13 is not about the whole environment, as it may appear, but more about the effects of our work on the local environment and the need to control this. All IMAS are based on the aim of achieving a quality product and it has been suggested that we should have a standard explaining what we really mean by quality management and the relevance of ISO 9000 etc. Hence the consideration of IMAS 07.14. With regard to risk management, when we can agree some guidelines we will produce an IMAS to promote this. The GICHD study into risk management will greatly help this process. We do a lot of battle area clearance but there is no IMAS on it and so we have produced a draft for a standard on BAC and this is now being commented on. Finally, there are two IMAS in the making dealing further with the application of machines one will address operator safety and the other will address the process of using machines in the role of reducing suspect areas.

    4. Routine review 07.30 Accreditation of demining organisations and operations 07.40 Monitoring of mine action organisations 09.10 Clearance requirement 09.20 Post clearance inspection and sampling The IMAS shown above are in the process of routine review and you will not be surprised to know that IMAS 09.20 continues to cause a wide variation of reaction and comment. It may therefore be opportune to completely revise this IMAS. "In addition to the above, the IMAS Review Board has been grappling with two issues relating to safety. One refers to the minimum safety distance between deminers on a work site and the other to the recommended minimum level of eye protection. With regard to the face protection, we all know the problems with the full face visor and the desire, or even need, to lift them normally just at the wrong time. The suggestion has been to reduce the minimum level of protection to eye protection only with full face protection still highly recommended. This has been proposed because up until now there has not been an alternative to the full face visor we all know and hate. I am pleased to be able to introduce today Mr. Roald Lseth from ROFI and ask him to join us up here. Roald has been deeply involved in the search for comfortable protective equipment and his team have come up with a very promising alternative to the full face visor, without the weight or misting problems, and with a greatly reduced probability of scratching. The new design, which is being shown here, has been blast tested by TNO from the Netherlands and will be available in about 8-10 weeks. At last we may have a practical alternative which can provide comfortable protection for the full face and will mean that the safety recommendations within IMAS will not need to be reduced. They may cost a little more but should last a lot longer than the present ones. Roald will be here until this afternoon so please speak to him directly if you need more information. The IMAS shown above are in the process of routine review and you will not be surprised to know that IMAS 09.20 continues to cause a wide variation of reaction and comment. It may therefore be opportune to completely revise this IMAS. "In addition to the above, the IMAS Review Board has been grappling with two issues relating to safety. One refers to the minimum safety distance between deminers on a work site and the other to the recommended minimum level of eye protection. With regard to the face protection, we all know the problems with the full face visor and the desire, or even need, to lift them normally just at the wrong time. The suggestion has been to reduce the minimum level of protection to eye protection only with full face protection still highly recommended. This has been proposed because up until now there has not been an alternative to the full face visor we all know and hate. I am pleased to be able to introduce today Mr. Roald Lseth from ROFI and ask him to join us up here. Roald has been deeply involved in the search for comfortable protective equipment and his team have come up with a very promising alternative to the full face visor, without the weight or misting problems, and with a greatly reduced probability of scratching. The new design, which is being shown here, has been blast tested by TNO from the Netherlands and will be available in about 8-10 weeks. At last we may have a practical alternative which can provide comfortable protection for the full face and will mean that the safety recommendations within IMAS will not need to be reduced. They may cost a little more but should last a lot longer than the present ones. Roald will be here until this afternoon so please speak to him directly if you need more information.

    5. 21 Mar 2007 10th International meeting of Mine Action Programme Directors and UN Advisors

    6. 21 Mar 2007 10th International meeting of Mine Action Programme Directors and UN Advisors

    7. 21 Mar 2007 10th International meeting of Mine Action Programme Directors and UN Advisors

    9. Specialist review second Editions 09.40 Guide for the use of MDD 09.41 Operational procedures for MDD 09.42 Operational accreditation of MDD 09.44 Guide to occupational health and general dog care Plus: Additional three-year review of selected existing IMAS The IMAS relating to the use of dogs are guided themselves by a specialist advisory group and they have been tasked to update the IMAS shown above. Final versions of the second editions of the above should be available very soon. The IMAS relating to the use of dogs are guided themselves by a specialist advisory group and they have been tasked to update the IMAS shown above. Final versions of the second editions of the above should be available very soon.

    10. All IMAS must be reviewed to ensure they are consistent with Protocol V of CCW A further requirement for the review of IMAS will be the need to make sure that they are consistent with Protocol V of CCW. In the meantime, users should make their own assessment of the consequences of Protocol V. A further requirement for the review of IMAS will be the need to make sure that they are consistent with Protocol V of CCW. In the meantime, users should make their own assessment of the consequences of Protocol V.

    11. TNMA under consideration Action on finding human remains Landmine injuries and surveillance EOD clearance of ammunition storage area explosions Clearance of cluster munitions Technical Notes for Mine Action are not meant to be a way to short circuit the production of an IMAS but are intended to deal with safety issues of immediate concern. They do not need the same formal consultation process. However, with respect to how to deal with the presence of human remains we are considering a TNMA while we fully assess how we can manage this issue in the future. Work on guidance on the collection of landmine injuries and surveillance is temporarily suspended while we seek an expert to assist. There are, surprisingly, a significant number of ammunition storage area explosions in the world each year and some guidance on how we should deal with them, if required, may be of value hence this intended TNMA. Finally, with the current publicity and action against cluster munitions we believe there is also a need for some form of guideline on how we could approach the clearance of them. And so, with the experience of those who are dealing with cluster munitions today, we hope to provide a TNMA for others in the future. Technical Notes for Mine Action are not meant to be a way to short circuit the production of an IMAS but are intended to deal with safety issues of immediate concern. They do not need the same formal consultation process. However, with respect to how to deal with the presence of human remains we are considering a TNMA while we fully assess how we can manage this issue in the future. Work on guidance on the collection of landmine injuries and surveillance is temporarily suspended while we seek an expert to assist. There are, surprisingly, a significant number of ammunition storage area explosions in the world each year and some guidance on how we should deal with them, if required, may be of value hence this intended TNMA. Finally, with the current publicity and action against cluster munitions we believe there is also a need for some form of guideline on how we could approach the clearance of them. And so, with the experience of those who are dealing with cluster munitions today, we hope to provide a TNMA for others in the future.

    12. Chair: Noel Mulliner, UNMAS. Donors: Alistair Craib, UK. Eric Lauritzen, Denmark. Murph McCloy, USA. Manfredo Capozza, Italy. Commercial: David Hewitson, ELS. Merlin Clark. RONCO. National: Sam Sotha, Cambodia. Davour Laura, Croatia. National NGOs: Fazel Karem, OMAR. Heng Ratana, CMAC. INGOs: Geir Bjorsvik, NPA. Guy Willoughby, HALO. Bill Howell, HI(F). ITEP: Bob Doheny UN: Paul Heslop, UNOPS. Reuben McCarthy, UNICEF. UNDP Independent members: Johan Sohlberg, SWEDEC. Havard Bach, GICHD. Andy Smith, Jan-Ole Robertz. Military: Luc Moerman. Specialists: As required Secretary: Faiz Paktian, GICHD. Observers: Ben Lark, ICRC. Jiang Yingfeng, China. Review Board Membership full details on IMAS website This slide shows the current member ship of the IMAS Review Board. If your name appears above it means that you are required to respond to requests for comment on various IMAS and have accepted a responsibility to actively contribute to the process of keeping IMAS relevant. It is not simply an honorary position and failure to take an active part will result in being asked to resign. This slide shows the current member ship of the IMAS Review Board. If your name appears above it means that you are required to respond to requests for comment on various IMAS and have accepted a responsibility to actively contribute to the process of keeping IMAS relevant. It is not simply an honorary position and failure to take an active part will result in being asked to resign.

    13. CEN/CWA Activity CEN Workshop 7 Test and evaluation of metal detectors Part 2: Soil characterisation for metal detector and ground penetrating radar performance CEN Workshop 26 PPE Test and Evaluation CEN Workshop 28 and 29 Quality Control and follow on processes after the use of mechanical demining machines. Complimentary to IMAS is the work of the Centre for European Standarisation in Brussels. Some money has been made available to produce standards for humanitarian mine action, as required, and currently there is activity in 4 areas, each aiming to produce a Workshop Agreement, which will define agreed standards and which will be offered as normative references for the IMAS process. Already we have two Workshop Agreements referenced in IMAS - the testing of metal detectors and the testing of machines and by the end of this year we should also have Agreements on the subjects above. Let me now hand over to Faiz to tell you more about the GICD activity in IMAS.Complimentary to IMAS is the work of the Centre for European Standarisation in Brussels. Some money has been made available to produce standards for humanitarian mine action, as required, and currently there is activity in 4 areas, each aiming to produce a Workshop Agreement, which will define agreed standards and which will be offered as normative references for the IMAS process. Already we have two Workshop Agreements referenced in IMAS - the testing of metal detectors and the testing of machines and by the end of this year we should also have Agreements on the subjects above. Let me now hand over to Faiz to tell you more about the GICD activity in IMAS.

    14. How do I find out more about IMAS? Where are they? Who can help me?

    15. We offer assistance IMAS short briefing one day training Three-day training Develop National MA Standards Conduct workshops to discuss principles of IMAS/NMAS Assist in building structure for NMAS development Assist in developing specific NMAS ( through training) Assist in reviewing your NMAS, provide feedback. Publishing your NMAS on IMAS website for information. Thank you Noel, Good Afternoon. In addition to what Noel has mentioned about the IMAS, TNMA and the Review Process, we offer assistance to mine action authority and other partners. Our assistance is manly in two areas of IMAS and NMAS We provide short briefing introduction to IMAS-a one day training on principle and implication of IMAS and three days training on all aspects of IMAS including the review process. We also assist you in the development of national mine action standards specific to your country including-conduct of workshops to discuss principle of IMAS and NMAS-help you in building a technical structure (technical committees and working groups) assist you in developing specific standards by conducting training and reviewing and publishing your standards for information.Thank you Noel, Good Afternoon. In addition to what Noel has mentioned about the IMAS, TNMA and the Review Process, we offer assistance to mine action authority and other partners. Our assistance is manly in two areas of IMAS and NMAS We provide short briefing introduction to IMAS-a one day training on principle and implication of IMAS and three days training on all aspects of IMAS including the review process. We also assist you in the development of national mine action standards specific to your country including-conduct of workshops to discuss principle of IMAS and NMAS-help you in building a technical structure (technical committees and working groups) assist you in developing specific standards by conducting training and reviewing and publishing your standards for information.

    16. As part of our continued efforts to improve our standards services to mine affected community, we have now redesigned the IMAS website. The new design not only include the most up to date version of IMAS in English but some unofficial translation of IMAS in Arabic-Chinese-French-Spanish and Russian. The translations are in separate pages. In addition we will have some NMAS of some countries for information. The new design include sign for update, where you can sign and received email information as soon as a new or an amended IMAS is posted on the IMAS website. We always welcome comments and suggestions. As part of our continued efforts to improve our standards services to mine affected community, we have now redesigned the IMAS website. The new design not only include the most up to date version of IMAS in English but some unofficial translation of IMAS in Arabic-Chinese-French-Spanish and Russian. The translations are in separate pages. In addition we will have some NMAS of some countries for information. The new design include sign for update, where you can sign and received email information as soon as a new or an amended IMAS is posted on the IMAS website. We always welcome comments and suggestions.

    17. Publications IMAS CD ROM Book- guide to IMAS-April 2006 Book- MRE best practices For other updates visit www.mineactionstandards.org Please note the following publication on IMAS. They are available outside or you can order them through the internet by asking the GICHD. Please note the IMAS website for your further references. Please note the following publication on IMAS. They are available outside or you can order them through the internet by asking the GICHD. Please note the IMAS website for your further references.

    18. Work ahead IMAS and TNMA as needed. Improve field testing process for IMAS Translation of IMAS into other languages Assist national authorities develop NMAS Apart from the development of IMAS and TNMA based on need- we want to to get more and more feedback from the people in the field so that IMAS can better represent their requirements. We also understand that IMAS in many languages will help more use of them and so it remains a priority to get IMAS translated into other languages. However, we need partners to help us with this. We are committed to help mine action authorities to develop their standards and please let us know should you require assistance in this regards. Thank you and best wishes to all of you. Apart from the development of IMAS and TNMA based on need- we want to to get more and more feedback from the people in the field so that IMAS can better represent their requirements. We also understand that IMAS in many languages will help more use of them and so it remains a priority to get IMAS translated into other languages. However, we need partners to help us with this. We are committed to help mine action authorities to develop their standards and please let us know should you require assistance in this regards. Thank you and best wishes to all of you.

    19. Thank you for our attention. Questions? Contact details: mulliner@un.org f.paktian@gichd.ch