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The National Mine Action Authority, the state non-commercial organization “Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise” (“CHDE” SNCO), implements, regulates, manages and coordinates mine action in the Republic of Armenia.

Mine action is a set of activities  aimed at reducing the social, economic and environmental hazardous impact  of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) on people and society, to reduce the risks of mines and ERW to a minimum level that will enable people to live in safe conditions. 

According to international and national standards, mine action consists of the following components:

  • Survey of dangerous areas, Marking and Clearance of Explosive Ordnance
  • Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE)
  • Victim Assistance (Collection of data. “CHDE” SNCO database provides an opportunity to direct the possible international donor support to mine/EO victims in a more targeted way
  • Stockpile Destruction
  • Advocacy



  • Destruction and reservation of products of military significance that are expired or not suitable for use
  • Provision of an expert opinion on goods of military significance imported to, exported from, or transported through the territory of   RA

“CHDE” SNCO has a training center where specialists receive professional education in mine action, are qualified and trained. At "CHDE" training center, trainings for Explosive Ordnance Risk Education trainers are also organized. Upon successful completion of trainings, participants are awarded with certificates of EORE trainers.

The “Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise” SNCO cooperates with accredited diplomatic representations in RA, various international organizations, signs contracts, and Memorandums of Understanding.