|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|
Iraq’s mine action programme made significant progress in the south, but in central and northern Iraq the conflict with Islamic State diverted attention and resources to priorities other than clearance of cluster munition remnants (CMR).
- Iraq should formulate a strategic plan and detailed national standards for survey and clearance of cluster munitions.
- Iraq should work with operators to resolve major discrepancies in data, particularly concerning operations in central and southern Iraq.
- When circumstances permit, technical survey of areas confirmed or suspected to contain CMR should be conducted to establish a robust figure for nationwide contamination.
- Iraq should devise procedures to end long and hazardous delays in carrying out demolitions of cleared items.