There are UN documents and resolutions stressing the specific need to implement gender perspectives and considerations in mine action programmes.
- The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (APMBC) adopted in September 1997
- Its Maputo Action Plan mentions gender as a guiding principle in the introduction and in relation to Clearance, Risk Education, Victim Assistance, Cooperation and assistance, Sex and age disaggregated data and Reporting
- The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) adopted in May 2008
- Its Dubrovnik Action Plan also includes gender issues in several action points
- The Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the use of Certain Conventional Weapons amended in December 2001, Protocol II and V
- The United Nations Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes
- Both the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action and the 1998 Commission on the Status of Women highlighted the special concerns of women in mine affected areas