ITF and Serbian Mine Action Centre have signed Memorandum of Understanding
By signing the Memorandum of Understanding in Belgrade on 24 February 2011, ITF and Serbian Mine Action Centre (SMAC) agreed to strengthen its cooperation on clearance of cluster munitions, bombs and other unexploded ordnance and also to extend its cooperation on destruction of surplus conventional weapons in Republic of Serbia, with an aim to raise the level of human security and socio-economic development of country.
Long-standing cooperation between the ITF and SMAC has began with the establishment of SMAC in 2002 and the start of mine action activities in Republic of Serbia in 2003.
In year 2010, 813.050 square meters of land, contaminated with cluster munitions, bombs and other unexploded ordnance, was cleared. With this new Memorandum of Understanding, ITF and SMAC agreed to extend their cooperation on destruction of surplus conventional weapons, what is in accordance with ITF Strategy 2009-2013.