What is ARMAC?

WHAT IS ARMAC?

ASEAN Regional Mine Action Centre (ARMAC) is a centre of excellence under the ASEAN Security Cooperation to encourage the efforts to address explosive remnants of war (ERW) for interested ASEAN Member States (AMS). Inaugurated on 25 May 2016, this centre aims to collectively tackle the humanitarian aspects of the landmines and ERW through an integrated approach of experiences sharing, skills training and other capacity building activities.

In accordance of ASEAN Leaders’ recognition on the presence of landmines and other ERW as the threat to people’s safety, the constraint to the socio-economic development, and humanitarian problem in the ASEAN region, ARMAC was formed to facilitates the cooperation within AMS and between AMS and relevant institutions to: (i) enhance awareness programs on the dangers of ERW among affected communities; (ii) facilitate appropriate medical and rehabilitation assistance for victims of ERW, upon request from the affected ASEAN Member States; and (iii) assist interested ASEAN Member States (AMS) in research and knowledge sharing on the effects of ERW and efforts to address them, including through writing proposals for technical assistance projects and funding, at their specific and individual request.