1. NYC :: MINEFIELD

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    from Christiaan Welzel / Added

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    Most of us will never understand the terror and human cost that comes from living with land mines. To raise awareness for the fight against land mines, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and Critical Mass created SWEEPER, an iBeacon powered virtual minefield to make it possible for New Yorkers to experience the fear millions live with every day. You can download the app at www.getsweeper.com PRESS: "Ad Agency Creates Chilling Landmine Experience" http://adage.com/article/agency-news/critical-mass-ibeacon-recreate-minefields-museum/292534/ "United Nations Simulates Violent Land Mines via Apple iBeacons" http://mashable.com/2014/04/04/ibeacons-land-mines-simulation/ "United Nations uses iBeacons to simulate a minefield & raise awareness at NY museum" http://9to5mac.com/2014/03/31/united-nations-uses-ibeacons-to-simulate-a-minefield-raise-awareness-at-ny-museum/ "The UN Uses iBeacons To Scare New Yorkers Into Caring About Landmines" http://www.psfk.com/2014/04/landmines-ibeacons.html#!NEocl "The Mere Specter of Land Mines Still Haunts Millions" http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-mere-specter-of-land-mines-still-haunts-millions CREDITS: Client: United Nations Mine Action Service Agency: criticalmass.com Chief Creative Officer: Conor Brady Creative Director: Christiaan Welzel Group Planning Director: Jared Folkmann Developer/Tech: Scott Goetz Art Director: April Ryde Senior Copywriter: Stefan Smith Agency Producer: Alissa Hansen Planning Director: Scott King Social Marketing: Kyle Bottoms Senior Designer: Nikolay Mihaylov Environment Illustrator: Adrian Guza Program Director: Thierry Marques Associate Social Media Planner: Melissa Boyles Content Analyst: Maia Fuhrman Associate Planner / Developer: Steven Ritchie Technology Director: Miguel Alvarez Developer: Roy Quesada Medina Technology Lead: Ricardo Alvarado Music and Sound: Elias Arts / Heard City Video Production: 1stAveMachine

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    • Clearing Landmines in Western Sahara

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      Western Sahara is affected by thousands of landmines and explosive remnants of war left over from 20 years of conflict between Morocco and the Frente POLISARIO. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) considers Western Sahara one of the most heavily mined territories in the world, with over 2,500 casualties reported since 1975. UNMAS plays a key role in reducing the humanitarian risks and improving living conditions for Saharans and UN personnel. This film highlights UNMAS work in creating a safe environment across Western Sahara.

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      • Libya: The Aftermath of War

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        Libya is contaminated with hundreds of thousands of explosive remnants of war that threaten the safety of civilians and aid workers. If these bombs are not properly managed, they could end up in the wrong hands, jeopardizing Libya's recovery and international security. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is currently on the ground to help clear this threat.

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        • "DOUGLAS" NARRATED BY DANIEL CRAIG

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          A short film written and directed by Emmy winning Photographer-Filmmaker Marco Grob for the UNITED NATIONS MINE ACTION SERVICE (UNMAS). It's about the dangers of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and remnants of war and the people who deal with them to protect all of us. Filmed in Mali in 2014. Narrated by Daniel Craig.

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          • SOMALIA: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MINE AWARENESS

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            STORY: SOMALIA - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MINE AWARENESS DURATION: 03:03 RESTRICTIONS: This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is not to be sold on and is restricted for other purposes. All enquiries to news@auunist.org CREDIT REQUIRED: AU/UN IST LANGUAGE: SOMALI DATELINE: APRIL 4, 2013 SHOTLIST: MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (APRIL 4, 2013) 1. Wide shot of a sign reading UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Somalia International day of Mine Awareness. 2. Wide shot of the area set up for the demonstrations. 3. Close up shot of a sign reading battle area clearance. 4. Close up shot of a sign reading ‘danger mines’ in the foreground and two EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) teams walking into the battle area clearance. 5. Wide shot of a EOD team member, sweeping the ground for anti-personnel mines. 6. Close up shot of a EOD team member, sweeping the ground for anti-personnel mines. 7. Close up shot of guests attentively watching the two EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) team members demonstration. 8. Wide shot of a EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team member walk into the battle area clearance. 9. Medium shot of the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team member brushing off an area suspected to have a buried anti personnel mine. 10. Close up shot of the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team member brushing off an area suspected to have a buried anti-personnel mine. 11. Medium shot of two EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team members watch as the other EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team member works. 12. Medium shot of the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team member taking out her notebook and device. 13. Close up shot of the device. 14. Close up shot of the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team member reading the device. 15. Wide shot of the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team member taking down the readings from the device. 16. Close up shot of the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team member recording the readings in her notebook. 17. Medium shot of the Somali Police Commissioner and Deputy Police Commissioner watching the demonstrations. 18. Close up of the Somali Police Commissioner and Deputy Police Commissioner watching the demonstrations. 19. SOUNDBITE (Somalia) Ali Adan, Land Mine Victim: "Landmines are a big problem, it’s good to have functions like these, where people are taught about the problem of mines, and people can talk about their real life experiences so that others can learn." 20. Wide shot of the EOD team member picking up the mortar shell from the ground. 16. Wide shot of the EOD team member taking the mortar shell to the clearance point. 17. Close up shot of mortar shell. STORY The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is commemorated on 4 April each year. Events like the demining demonstration that was held in Somalia, Mogadishu’s capital, today (April 4) were held around the world as the United Nations reaffirmed its commitment to a world free from the threat of mines and other remnants of war. The Somali Government, aided by African Union peacekeepers (AMISOM) has forced extremist group al-Shabaab out of the capital and most of south-central Somalia. However explosive stockpiles, abandoned weapons, ammunition caches and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factories pose grave threats whenever Government forces and AMISOM gain control of new areas. The laying of mines by Al-Shabaab has been reported as a means to secure strategic locations. This is in addition to the detritus of war left after decades of civil conflict, and the minefields laid during the Ogaden and Somali National Movement conflicts. "Landmines are a big problem, it’s good to have functions like these, where people are taught about the problem of mines, and people can talk about their real life experiences so that others can learn," said Ali Adan, who lost an arm and his sight, as a child, in a landmine explosion. According the United Nations Mine Action Service, nearly every community in south-central Somalia suffers from a degree of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) contamination and few have the support or capacity to deal with these threats. UNMAS United Nations Mines Action has been training clearance operators. Since its inception in Somalia they have trained 1,167 Somali National Police, AMISOM and Humanitarian stuff. UNMAS has also trained 12 medics to deal with landmine related incidents and cleared over 22 thousand mines across Somalia. PHOTOS OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MINE AWARENESS: http://on.fb.me/10v9YsT ENDS

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            • United Nations Mine Action Service: Here's What Motivates Us

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              Ever wonder what it's like to work with explosives? Why would you choose to walk through a minefield? Here are some answers to these questions....from the staff of the UN Mine Action Service. UNMAS works in highly dangerous environments so families around the world can live safe, secure lives.

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              • 3 perguntas à Directora do UNMAS Agnés Marcaillou sobre a importância da ação de Minas

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                A diretora do Serviço de Ação Anti-Minas da ONU (UNMAS) explica que as minas são armas traiçoeiras e desumanas que continuam a matar muitos anos depois de terem sido colocadas e que não fazem distinção entre o pé de um soldado e o pé de uma criança. Agnés Marcaillou sublinhou que é importante continuar a insistir na sensibilização sobre este problema, lembrando as vítimas e pedindo aos que ratifiquem e implementem a Convenção de Ottawa para proibir estas armas traiçoeiras. Agnés Marcaillou visitou Bruxelas para inaugurar a exposição "As minas terrestres: armas traiçoeiras", que estará aberta ao público até 28/06/2013 no Museu Militar e para participar de um colóquio, em antecipação do Dia Internacional de Sensibilização para Minas, comemorado no dia 04 de abril. Estes eventos foram organizados conjuntamente pelo Ministério da Defesa belga, o UNRIC, e o Museu Real de forças armadas da Bélgica, com o apoio do UNMAS, Handicap International e Equipa das Nações Unidas em Bruxelas

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                • Demining the DRC

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                  As a result of a decade of conflicts in and around the country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has major landmine and explosive remnants of war contamination. Even if the level of contamination varies from one Province to another, all provinces are affected. Based on recent figures of hazardous areas entered in the Information Management System for Mine Action Equateur, Katanga and Sud Kivu remain the most contaminated provinces of the country. This video provides an overview of the impact of landmines in the DRC and UN efforts to clear this land so that lives and livelihoods can return to normal.

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                  • South Sudan Mine Risk Education

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                    • 3 Questions à Agnés Marcaillou

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                      Mme Agnès Marcaillou, Directrice du Service de la lutte antimines du Département des opérations de maintien de la paix (DOMP) 1. Pourquoi les mines antipersonnel sont-elles des ‘armes sournoises’? 2. Quel serait votre argument de poids pour convaincre les pays d’arrêter la production, le commerce et l'utilisation des mines antipersonnel? 3. Le 4 avril est la Journée internationale de sensibilisation au problème des mines et de l’assistance à la lutte antimines, pourquoi est-il important de commémorer cette journée?

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