Press
@ITF_fund: Planning for the fifth edition of #LendYourLeg is in full swing. We will roll up our pant legs in support of a mine… https://t.co/xEyB4RTgGH
@ITF_fund: We join countless organisations and nations around the world in the celebration of the #WorldSocialJusticeDay Foto:… https://t.co/U9w0UeR3GS
@ITF_fund: .@StateDeptPM continues to support ITF work in #Albania with securing funds for hotspots clearance by @NPAdisarm an… https://t.co/ZWy7MwhNB7
@ITF_fund: Hello from Tel Aviv! A busy week in #Israel regarding @ITF_fund project where we met with #INMAA. https://t.co/xeazQlIJs2
@ITF_fund: We apply several guidelines within all aspects of our work, with which we try to enhance #HumanSecurity, including… https://t.co/boSFdBcKzI
@ITF_fund: Busy week and countless meetings in Geneva! Just discussed the #MineAction needs in #Iraq with Mr Khalid Jabbar, D… https://t.co/j0bzs5kDyX
@ITF_fund: In spite of many challenges, women from all over #Libya act as local community agents of change on #SALW risk aware… https://t.co/7v5tIGLuT7

Guiding principles

(1) Regional approach. Encouraging regional cooperation is an important confidence building measure, particularly in neighbouring and nearby countries. A key element of ITF`s success in Southeast Europe (SEE) has been its facilitation of a regional approach in mine action, as well as facilitation of and participation in SEE Regional Approach to Stockpile Reduction (RASR) initiative.

(2) Partnerships. ITF shall continue to conduct its work in close partnership with donors, international organizations, national and local authorities, and public and private implementing organizations.

(3) National Ownership. ITF recognizes that the primary responsibility for addressing post-conflict challenges lies with the national authorities of an affected state.

(4) Humanitarian Focus. Post-conflict challenges are foremost a humanitarian concern and should be addressed from the humanitarian perspective. The humanitarian focus on mine action and CWD promoted and implemented by ITF is intended to save lives, prevent physical injuries, alleviate suffering, provide support to people in need, and thus enable the most vulnerable to preserve human dignity. In this view, the selection of the national programmes and local community-oriented projects should reflect the fundamental humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and humanity.

(5) Transparency. ITF is dedicated to full transparency of its work in SEE and other countries around the world. Such transparency as well as full accountability builds confidence that donor funds are being used effectively and as intended. ITF achieves transparency through its organizational procedures, strict adherence to proper accounting, and professional attitude of its staff.