Accession Number : ADA322291

Title :   US Government Interagency Humanitarian Demining Strategic Plan. The Interagency Working Group on Humanitarian Demining.

Corporate Author : INTERAGENCY WORKING GROUP ON HUMANITARIAN DEMINING

PDF Url : ADA322291

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This document contains the United States Government (USG) Interagency Humanitarian Demining Strategic Plan. The plan was developed, coordinated, and approved by the Interagency working Group (IWG) on Humanitarian Demining. It provides the strategy and implementing methodology to develop a more effective and better integrated humanitarian demining program that helps selected countries relieve human suffering and develop indigenous demining capability, while promoting U.S. political, security, and economic interests. The Strategic Plan lays the foundation for improving Interagency coordination and synergy by formally documenting: (1) vision, goals, and objectives of the USG humanitarian demining program and the means employed to achieve them; (2) roles and responsibilities of the IWG and those of its member and participating departments and agencies; and (3) methodology and planning timeline to coordinate and implement interagency activities within the context of the USG humanitarian demining program. The appendices: (1) supplement the plan and detail the process for selecting, developing, and managing assistance efforts for countries included in the U.S. program; (2) provide an overview of humanitarian demining program funding; (3) contain a glossary and selected bibliography; and (4) include copies of the White House press release announcing the President's anti-personnel landmine policy, the Secretary of Defense memorandum for implementation of the President's decision on anti-personnel landmines, and the current IWG Charter.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *MINE CLEARANCE, *ANTIPERSONNEL MINES, FOREIGN POLICY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MINEFIELDS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, PUBLIC SAFETY, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, MINE NEUTRALIZATION, COUNTERMINING, DISARMAMENT, LAND MINE WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE