Workshop on Mine Action Terminologies and Definitions in Arabic
The Lebanon Mine Action Center in collaboration with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is organizing a workshop on " Mine Action Terminologies and Definitions in Arabic " for three days from 18 to 20 February, 2014 , at the Central Military Club in Beirut , Lebanon. Representatives of the Arabic-speaking countries affected by landmines, cluster munitions and other remnants of war (ERW) from both current and past conflicts will attend the workshop (Egypt , Yemen , Jordan , Iraq , Libya and Lebanon) .
The glossary of terms and definitions (IMAS 04.10) and the results of a survey of the needs to standardize terminologies are the basis for the workshop’s discussions. This workshop aims to translate the terminology and definitions in the International Standards for Mine Action (IMAS) into Arabic and to improve knowledge, exchange experiences and promote best mine action practices throughout the Arabic-speaking affected by landmines, cluster munitions and other remnants of war (ERW). According to the Landmine Monitor, landmine and ERW pose, to varying degrees, long-term hazards to the lives and livelihoods of people in 18 Arabic-speaking countries or territories.