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6th Annual Humanitarian Demining Conference

posted Nov 19, 2012, 11:57 AM by Jid Webmaster   [ updated Nov 19, 2012, 11:58 AM ]
       On the 8 to 13th of November at Inter-American Defense Board headquarters - "Casa del Soldado" was held the 6th Annual Humanitarian Demining Conference. In the Opening, the following people presented: Colonel Calderon of AICMA/OAS; Mr. Paul Heslop of the UN; General Smith of Inter-American Defense Foundation; Mr. John Allan of the NAOC; Commander Nunes of MARMINAS; and Colonel Leão of GMI/CO.
    The VI Demining Conference aims to upgrade the IADB Technical Manual for Humanitarian Demining; to strengthen existing demining missions; to make other groups aware of the current missions in order to receive improved expert assistance; to further preventive education for civilian populations; and to support victims, including physical rehabilitation and psychological reintegration.