To Walk the Earth in Safety (2017)

Date: 2017 Description: 2017 To Walk the Earth in Safety report cover. - State Dept ImageSupporting conventional weapons destruction (CWD) is a cornerstone of our national security policy. This 2016 edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety highlights the United States programs, managed primarily by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA), that keep weapons and ammunition out of the wrong hands and assist nations in clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO).

PM/WRA’s life-saving and life-changing CWD programs would not be possible without our implementing partners, other donors, international organizations, and host countries. The success of our programs is built on strong bipartisan support from Congress and the people of the United States, who recognize that our nation benefits from helping to create a world in which all may walk the earth in safety. -- Message From Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tina S. Kaidanow


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General Information

A Message From Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tina S. Kaidanow
The United States' Commitment to CWD
Demining 101
Global Overview of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) Program
Implementing Partners
U.S. CWD Funding FY 1993-2016
Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations

U.S. Government Interagency Partners

U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Patrick J. Leahy War Victims Fund
Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Training Center (HDTC)
Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program (HD R&D)

Implementation Tools and Fora

U.S. Interagency MANPADS (Man-Portable Air Defense Systems) Task Force
U.S. Quick Reaction Force (QRF)
Senior Managers' Course in Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and Mine Action

Improving Lives Through the U.S. Conventional Weapons Program

Africa: Physical Security and Stockpile Management in Mali
East Asia and Pacific: U.S. Assistance Helps Develop a Mine Action Professional in Cambodia
Europe: Clearing Ordnance in My Own Backyard
Middle East and North Africa: Survivor Who Received Assistance Now Helps Others
South and Central Asia: The Expeditionary Nature of Demining in the Afghan Highlands
Western Hemisphere: Reducing Excess Ammunition and Building Critical Skills in Peru

Regional Profiles

Africa

Africa Overview
Angola
Burkina Faso
Chad
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Senegal
Somalia
South Sudan
Zimbabwe
Great Lakes Region
Other U.S. Support

East Asia and Pacific

East Asia and Pacific Overview
Burma
Cambodia
Laos
Marshall Islands
Palau
Solomon Islands
Vietnam
Regional Support
Other U.S. Support

Europe

Europe Overview
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Georgia
Kosovo
Serbia
Ukraine
Other U.S. Support

Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa Overview
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Libya
Syria
Yemen
Palestinian Territories
Other U.S. Support

South and Central Asia

South and Central Asia Overview
Afghanistan
Kyrgyz Republic
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Other U.S. Support

Western Hemisphere

Western Hemisphere Overview
Colombia
Peru
Other U.S. Support