The United Nations Mine Action Team (UNMAT) in Nepal started its operations from April 2007 to support the Government of Nepal to free the country from the impact of Mines and Explosive Remnants of War.The United Nations Mine Action Team (UNMAT) in Nepal is comprised of personnel from the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Specific Programme priorities include:
In Nepal, the United Nations Mine Action Team provides support to mine action activities such as clearance of minefields for which a Capacity Development Programme is carried out to assist the NA in the development of its mine clearance capacity. UNMAS and UNICEF, together as UNMAT chair the Mine Action Joint Working Group (MAJWG) in Nepal and work to assist the mine action community in developing an appropriate response to the country’s mine action needs in the areas of clearance operations, victim information systems, Mine Risk Education (MRE), Victim Assistance (VA) and some advocacy. To assure that the cleared land are safe to use UNMAT performs Quality Management (QM) for demining to provide confidence that clearance and quality requirements have been met.