Press
@ITF_fund: #Landmine contamination is still a big problem in #BiH. Raising awareness is part of the solution! #Ljubljana and… https://t.co/PT1WF2LXZH
@ITF_fund: Ste vedeli, da je v letu 2015 bilo očiščenih za 24.000 nogometnih igrišč onesnaženih ozemelj? #PosodiSvojoNogo https://t.co/UANop0REfG
@ITF_fund: Do 4. aprila, mednarodnega dneva ozaveščanja o nevarnosti min, zavihaj hlačnico in #PosodiSvojoNogo. @vaskoatanasov… https://t.co/PBw8F4JKqG
@ITF_fund: Our colleague delivering a presentation at the #Afghanistan Donor Coordination Workshop in Geneva. @theGICHD… https://t.co/9AOORczxQA
@ITF_fund: Ste vedeli, da je v letu 2015 po svetu zaradi min in eksplozivnih ostankov vojne vsak dan v povprečju umrlo ali bil… https://t.co/tqfzBooDd0
@ITF_fund: Glad @ITF_fund was also a topic of this important discussion! #partnership #Colombia #MineAction https://t.co/EKdZ0mXDOn
@ITF_fund: ITF is grateful for Canada's invaluable support for our activities & to @SLOinCAN for promoting our cause!… https://t.co/AC838s9S6W

Turkmenistan

Contact

Mr Mitja Hegler
Project Manager
T: +386 1 479 65 91
E: mitja.hegler@itf.si

Problem Statement

Turkmenistan signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 19 January 1998, becoming a State Party on 1 March 1999. There is no official statistics available on the mine/ERW contamination as well as victims’ statistics.

However, Turkmenistan suffers from a large ammount of obsolete ammunition that together with weak storage conditions poses serious threat to human security. There was at least 1 unplanned explosion at munitions sites in Turkmenistan in period from January 1998 till today.

What we do

The exposure within the Central Asian region, including Afghanistan, to explosive hazards is acknowledged. This continued threat fosters various negative implications, from safety, security, humanitarian development and impacts on confidence and security building processes.

Thus, ITF is since 2009 supporting the Central Asia states in addressing the concerns and challenges stemming from explosive hazards (EH) through regional technical cooperation in which initiative Turkmenistan is actively engaged.