Cleared Ground Demining (CGD) Directors, Cassandra McKeown and Steve Ballinger, met in Manila this week with Ambassador Geoffrey Keating from the Embassy of Ireland, Singapore to thank the Irish Government for its recent grant to CGD to enable UXO survey and clearance on Bloody Nose Ridge / Umurbrogol Mountains, Peleliu State. Ireland forms part of a consortium of donors to CGD who are funding activities which will allow validation that anti-personnel landmines are no longer present in Palau, ahead of Palau’s 10 year deadline in May next year under the AP Mine Ban Convention.