The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Explosive Detection Dogs

To ensure safe and effective operations for teams that work with explosive hazards, UNOPS developed an Explosive Detection Dog Quality Standard. This standard is currently being used in 18 field locations around the world, with 194* dogs accredited. In partnership with UNMAS, the standard is implemented across three UNMAS programmes - in Mali, Somalia and South Sudan.

  • *accredited as of June 2018

Working with explosive detection dogs: Walyuba's story


A team from UNOPS spoke to Walyuba Paul, an explosive detection dog handler in Mali. To ensure safe and effective operations for teams that work with explosive hazards, UNOPS developed an Explosive Detection Dog Quality Standard.


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