|Target date for completion of clearance||3|
|National funding of programme||5|
|Land release system in place||6|
|National mine action standards||5|
|Reporting on progress||5|
The mine action priority for authorities in Kurdish areas and the centre/south of Iraq is clearance of areas recaptured from Islamic State, but planning, survey, and clearance of cluster munition remnant (CMR)-affected areas in southern Iraq started to gain momentum in 2017.
- Iraq should draw up a strategic plan setting priorities and milestones for tackling CMR contamination and fulfilling its treaty obligations.
- Iraq should work with operators to develop national standards for CMR survey and clearance.
- Iraq should publish regular comprehensive reports on mine action undertaken by state, commercial, and non-governmental organisations.
- Mine action authorities should work to ensure their information management capacities are capable of accurately recording contamination and clearance.
- The Department of Mine Action (DMA) should expedite accreditation for mine action organisations and visas for personnel to avoid delays and loss of working time.