The Slovenia Times

ITF Gets New Name and Mission


From now on the fund will strive to mitigate the humanitarian and social-economic consequences of mines and other unexploded ordinance and limit the risks to human security by supporting reforms of the security sector and programmes of humanitarian disarmament, the Government Communication Office said in a press release.

The Slovenian government set up the ITF in March 1998 to better organise and finance demining activities and provide help and rehabilitation to mine victims. Initially, the ITF operated in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but later it expanded to other countries of SE Europe and the world.

The government also got acquainted in mid-July with a proposal to transform the ITF into an international organisation to facilitate its access to funds offered by international organisations, countries and particularly the EU.


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