Plans, Programs, and Operations

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA)

Date: 03/10/2005 Description: Humanitarian Mine Action: Children play near a newly built Buddhist shrine in New Village Border, Cambodia along the Thai border.  © AP Image The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) creates local, regional and international conditions conducive to peace, stability and prosperity by curbing the illicit proliferation of conventional weapons of war such as light automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades, and removing and destroying others, such as persistent landmines and abandoned stocks of munitions, that remain and pose hazards after the cessation of armed conflict. Learn more»

Office of Global Programs and Initiatives (PM/GPI)

Date: 01/27/2008 Description: Keeping the Peace: United Nations peacekeeping police officer Adeniram Adejoice, from Nigeria, holds the babies handed to hear by two refugee women, while on patrol in the Abou Shouk refugee camp in North Darfur, Sudan. © AP Image The Office of Global Programs and Initiatives supports the Department across a range of global political-military policy issues and programs, including building the capacity of international peacekeepers and addressing emergent security challenges through a contingency security assistance program. Learn more»