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Pat Patierno: My Journey at MAG

Posted by MAG | June 25, 2015

Donald "Pat" Patierno, MAG America's Board President, is stepping down from that role on June 30, after two decades of commitment to humanitarian mine action.

Thank you, Pat, for all that you have done for MAG America, and to raise awareness of mine action, and the pressing need to use all resources in our power to build a minefree world.

Weapons Destruction Challenges In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Posted by MAG | June 24, 2015

Dennis Hadrick from the US Department of State’s Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement reports from the DRC on the partnerships helping to increase civilian security and reduce fear.

Michael Moore: Mine risk education should be a life-long study

Posted by MAG | May 27, 2015

Michael Moore launched the Landmines in Africa blog in 2011 to provide a resource for mine action information on the Continent. Previously he spent five years working for Landmine Survivors Network as an administration and program officer. He currently works for PATH as the operations manager for their HIV/TB program. Visit his blog, Landmines in Africa, to learn more.

Success Through Partnership: State Department Undersecretary Visits Vietnam

Posted by MAG | March 16, 2015

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller visits Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. “It’s important to remember how important it is to get rid of the results of war as fast as we can.”

Eric Newsom: A History of the U.S. State Department's Commitment to Humanitarian Mine Action

Posted by MAG | November 12, 2014

Eric Newsom worked at the U.S. State Department beginning in 1994 as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and later as Assistant Secretary in the Political-Military (PM) Bureau. During his time there, he worked to build a coordinated, well-funded demining program within the State Department.

One of the proudest accomplishments of my career was to work on the establishment and funding of the U.S. demining program at the State Department in the early 1990s.