Since 2008, UNMAS has played a critical role in facilitating MINURSO mandate. By clearing minefields and cluster munition strike areas as well as conducting route verification, UNMAS enables MINURSO military observers to safely monitor the ceasefire and the safe passage of humanitarian aid workers and vulnerable local and nomadic populations. In addition, UNMAS delivers ERW awareness briefings for MINURSO military and civilian personnel, enhancing their awareness on the dangers posed by ERW.

In line with the UN and UNMAS gender strategies and the Sustainable Development Goals, UNMAS continues to encourage gender equality in mine action and peace operations. More info: