BOSNIA AND CLEARING THE MINES HERZEGOVINA 2023 50 0.92 3,527
3 November 2023
The quality of approximately 30% of minefield records BiH is heavily contaminated with mines, primarily as a result was not sufficiently accurate for the identification of the of the 1992–95 conflict related to the break-up of the Socialist precise minefield location and shape. [...] it proposes the appointment of BHMAC senior staff, for approval by the Council of Ministers.16 The mandate of the Since 2010, NPA has been helping to build the capacity of the 22 most recent Commission ended on 30 April 2022, and a new Armed Forces of BiH Demining Battalion. [...] Operations training for BHMAC quality inspectors.26 of the Armed Forces are supported by the Council of Ministers from the national budget, while the Government After a 10-year hiatus, Board of Donors meetings resumed in of the Federation of BiH finances the operations of the September 2015.27 BiH’s new National Mine Action Strategy Federal Administration of Civil Protection (FACP).32 2018–2025 sp. [...] 45 GENDER AND DIVERSITY The National Mine Action Strategy 2018–2025 specifies that: “Under the leadership of BHMAC, relevant actors will include gender and diversity into all phases of planning, realisation and follow-up of all mine activities”.46 The mine action strategy considered and supported the 2003 Law on Gender Equality in BiH, which includes equal treatment of the genders and equality of. [...] BHMAC initially planned the first revision of the strategy by the end of 2020, based on the country assessment project and progress in implementation, with a second revision set for 2023.66 In November 2020, the Demining Commission sent a request to the Council of Ministers to initiate a first revision.67 BHMAC later reported that the first revision only was planned to be completed in 2023.68 BHMA.