On International Mine Action Day, Mines Action Canada is launching our new Strategic Plan 2023-2026. Today is a day to celebrate successes by the mine action community and to recommit ourselves to finishing the job on landmines and cluster munitions so there is no better day than this to launch our Strategic Plan. This plan is our guide for our humanitarian disarmament work over the next three year which will cover a time of transition for both MAC and the agreements we work on. The Ottawa Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions will have Review Conferences, the Political Declaration on Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will build strong foundations for implementation and the international community will come together to address the threat from autonomous weapons. There is a lot of change coming and with this plan we will be ready for it.
MAC’s belief in ‘Ordinary people having an extraordinary impact’ has been a key driver of our success thus far and continues to be a guiding principle for this Strategic Plan. We know that embracing inclusivity and empowerment while putting people at the centre of our work will lead to better outcomes. Inspired by our values, our five Strategic Directions encompass our priorities for the future internally and externally.
MAC remains committed to a vision of a world in which individual and communal rights and dignities are no longer ravaged by the devastating impact of armed conflict. This strategic plan is our three-year roadmap to achieving that vision.