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International Mine Action Standards

 

The IMAS

Setting the standard for safe, effective and efficient mine action. 

Welcome to the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) website, supporting mine action professionals and organisations worldwide.

The purpose of IMAS is to promote and advance the safe and effective clearance of landmines and other explosive ordnance. They provide comprehensive guidelines and standards for all aspects of mine action, from land release to risk education and victim assistance.

Through regular updates and expert input, IMAS is a dynamic resource that ensures the highest level of safety and efficiency in mine action operations.

Join the global effort to make the world a safer place by exploring this website and using IMAS as a tool for best practices in mine action.

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IMAS news & announcements

Sign up for online course
10 Mar 2023

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Introduction to IMAS

NEW IMAS - Management of human remains in mine action
10 Mar 2023

NEW IMAS - Management of human remains in mine action

Watch video introducing the new IMAS

Now Available | Six newly published IMAS
18 Jan 2023

Now Available | Six newly published IMAS

On 17 January, the United Nations endorsed one new and five amended IMAS. 

Now Available | Minutes of the IMAS Review Board meeting February 2023
15 Dec 2022

Now Available | Minutes of the IMAS Review Board meeting February 2023

The IMAS Review Board met in November. Find attached the minutes of the meeting here

Proposals for IMAS 

Updates or changes to the series can be proposed online

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IMAS at a glance

47

Number of International Mine Action Standards supporting effective, safe and efficient mine action. Another 22 Technical Notes for Mine Action and 5 Test and Evaluation Protocols make up the IMAS framework.

27

Number of organisations and institutions that participate in the IMAS Review Board. This ensures a consensus-based approach to creating and updating IMAS.

6

Number of new and revised IMAS documents published in 2022. New IMAS are developed every year and they are reviewed every five years. This ensures that IMAS remain fit for purpose to support mine action programmes.

106

Number of experts from the sector who participated in technical working groups in 2022.