To Walk the Earth in Safety (2018)

Date: 2018 Description: 2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety report cover. - State Dept Image"This 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States' CWD programs in 2017. CWD assistance provides the United States with a powerful and flexible tool to help partner countries manage their stockpiles of munitions, destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) and clear explosive hazards such as landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and UXO. Our assistance also helps countries destroy or enhance security of their man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and their threat to civilian aviation, in addition to other weapons and munitions. ... Thanks to the U.S. Congress’ bipartisan support and support of the American people, we can attest that our goal remains one where all may walk the earth in safety." -- Message From Under Secretary Andrea Thompson


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General Information

A Message From Under Secretary Andrea Thompson
Global Overview of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) Program
Commonly Used Acronyms and Abbreviations
The United States' Commitment to CWD
Implementing Partners
U.S. CWD Funding FY 1993-2017

U.S. Government Interagency Partners

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

Implementation Tools and Fora

Senior Managers' Course (SMC) in Conventional Weapons Destruction
The Interagency MANPADS Task Force: Protecting Global Aviation
U.S. PM/WRA Quick Reaction Force (QRF)
Mine Action Support Group (MASG)

Frontline Reports: Improving Lives Through the U.S. CWD Program

Africa: Supporting Burkina Faso Water & Forestry Services To Fight the Illicit Proliferation of Weapons
East Asia and Pacific: One Task, Three Stories in Laos
Europe: Returning Land to Productive Use in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Middle East and North Africa: Facilitating Access to Education in Iraq
South and Central Asia: C and D Sectors of Muhamalai Pachchilappali Division, Kilinochchi District, Sri Lanka
Western Hemisphere: Destroying Excess Ammunition in El Salvador

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
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Georgia
Kosovo
Montenegro
Serbia
Ukraine
Other U.S. Support

Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa Overview
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Libya
Syria
Yemen
West Bank
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
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Peru
Other U.S. Support