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Mine-action Success Story: Nepal

After a decade of conflict in Nepal, the signing of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement initiated mine clearance. By December 2009, all explosives in the Maoist cantonment sites had been eliminated. This article examines the extent of Nepal’s mine-action successes, while offering a number of lessons for mine-afflicted states to consider in their programs.

Publication: The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction. Issue 14.2

Publication date: July 2010

About the author: 

Steve Robinson has been involved in mine action for 11 years, holding posts with various organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Mine Action Service.