Vietnam’s mine action effort documentary screened in Geneva

“A Shared Experience: Striving for Safety”, a documentary about clearing landmines in Vietnam, was screened in Geneva, Switzerland, on September 5. (Photo: GICHD)

Geneva (VNA) – “A Shared
Experience: Striving for Safety”, a documentary about clearing landmines in
Vietnam, was screened on the sidelines of the seventh Meeting of States Parties
of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Geneva on September 5.

Filmed in Europe and Vietnam, the documentary
was produced by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
(GICHD) in partnership with Vietnamese Defence TV and aired in Vietnam in April
2017 on the occasion of the International Day of Mine Awareness.

The documentary aims to improve understanding of
residual risk management from the perspective of Vietnam and compares the
issues Vietnam faces to the situation in European countries, including how mines
from World War I and World War II are managed.

The screening was held by the GICHD in the
presence of Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN Duong Chi Dung,
representatives from the World Trade Organisation and other international
organisations in Geneva, and speakers from UK-based mine action and explosive
ordnance disposal consultancy Fenix Insight.

In his remarks at the event, Dung said Vietnam
is among countries most heavily affected by mines and explosive remnants of war
(ERW) with about 800,000 tonnes of unexploded bombs and mines left,
contaminating 6.13 million hectares of land or 19 percent of the country’s area.
They have killed more than 40,000 people and injured about 60,000 others since
1975, he noted.

Vietnam has been working with the GICHD to
minimise the effects of ERW, he said, adding that experts from the GICHD have assisted
Vietnam in applying long-term risk management in coping with ERW since
2015.-VNA



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