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On Tuesday 29 August 2017, UNODA, UNMAS and GICHD held an informal meeting on Mines Other Than Anti-personnel Mines (MOTAPM). Below are the presentations made at that event.

Presentation by GICHD on data concerning MOTAPM Incidents
Presentation by the ICRC on MOTAPM and International Humanitarian Law
Presentation by UNMAS on MOTAPM - A perspective from the field
Presentation by UNMAS on MOTAPM and possible mitigating measures
Presentation by Ireland on MOTAPM and Military Utility

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On Friday 6 November 2015, the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), United Nations Mine Service (UNMAS) and Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) jointly hosted an informal preparatory meeting on mines other than anti-personnel mines (MOTAPM).


Opening Session
  • Opening addresses by Joint Chairs, UNODA, UNMAS, GICHD
  • Evolution of military doctrine on the use of MOTAPM, Brigadier William Sowry, AM, CSC, Head Australian Defence Staff – London
    Anti-Vehicle Mines & International Humanitarian Law, Mr. Lou Maresca, Legal Adviser, ICRC
Challenges faced by affected states
  • The humanitarian and developmental impact of MOTAPM use, Ms. Rachel Irwin, Senior Researcher, SIPRI
  • Difficulties in detection and clearance of MOTAPM, Mr. Tim Lardner, Chief, UNMAS South Sudan
  • Challenges for affected states, Mr. Nazir Ahmad Foshanji, Permanent Mission of Afghanistan and Mr. Paul Grimsley, Chief, Arms & Ammunition, UNMAS Libya
Measures to address the humanitarian impact of AVM use
Future activities and possible way forward