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Mine-action Activities in the Territory of Western Sahara

Since 2007, the United Nations Mine Action Service has been implementing mine-action activities in the Territory of Western Sahara. Although the parties to the conflict generally abide by a 1991 ceasefire, the expansive territory remains contaminated by an unknown quantity of mines and explosive remnants of war. The Mine Action Coordination Centre has provided technical coordination and quality assurance and plans to expand its mine-action operations.

Publication: The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction. Issue 14.3

Publication date: October 2010

About the author: 

Ginevra Cucinotta worked as Programme Officer for the UNMAS Western Sahara (MINURSO) programme. She holds a Master of Arts from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and a Bachelor/Master in social and political sciences from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.