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03 Dec 2014 description

Sharp drop in landmine casualties; but international funding for remaining mine clearance declines

(Washington DC, USA, 3 December 2014): Fewer people were killed and injured by landmines in 2013 than in any previous year, and nearly all use and production of the weapon has ceased, said the latest annual report of the Nobel Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Landmine Monitor 2014 was released on the seventeenth anniversary of the signing of the Mine Ban Treaty.

03 Dec 2013 description

The Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, the research initiative of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC), launches the new report: Frameworks for Victim Assistance: Monitor key findings and observations.

22 Nov 2013 description

Dramatic drop in landmine casualties, lives saved as clearance and funding reach new peaks; yet antipersonnel mine use by Yemen and a small number of states and armed groups must be urgently addressed

(Geneva, 28 November 2013): Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action, according to Landmine Monitor 2013, the latest annual report of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, released today in Geneva.

04 Jun 2013 description

(3 June 2013) The Mine Ban Treaty Intersessional Standing Committee (ISC) Meetings that took place last week opened with disturbing news of credible reports which, if confirmed, would constitute the most serious violation the treaty has ever confronted: extensive use of antipersonnel mines by government forces in Yemen, as reported by ICBL member HRW, and Foreign Policy Magazine.

02 Dec 2010 description

Ready for the Next Leg of the Journey?

31 Mar 2010 description

Burkina Faso, Burundi, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Zambia have signed and ratified the CCM. African states made up 20% of the first 30 ratifications to trigger the entry into force of the CCM.

Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Libya, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe have yet to sign the CCM.

Mauritania, Morocco, Seychelles, Sudan, and Swaziland adopted the CCM at the end of negotiations in Dublin, but have not yet signed.

31 Mar 2010 description
  • A total of 5,197 new casualties from mines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and victim-activated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recorded in 75 countries and other areas in 2008. This included 1,266 people killed and 3,891 injured; the status of the remaining 40 casualties is unknown.

    - Males (boys and men) comprised 91% of all casualties where gender details were known, while females (girls and women) accounted for 9%.

    - In 2008, civilians accounted for nearly two-thirds (61%) of recorded casualties.

09 Sep 2009 description

Une conférence régionale sur le sujet s'ouvre aujourd'hui à Pretoria

Pretoria, le 9 septembre 2009 -- Les membres de l'Union Africaine doivent redoubler d'efforts pour éliminer les mines terrestres sur tout le continent et pour assurer le respect des droits des survivants d'explosions de mines, a affirmé aujourd'hui la Campagne internationale pour interdire les mines (ICBL), lauréate du prix Nobel de la paix en 1997. Une conférence régionale sur le sujet se déroulera du 9 au 11 septembre à Pretoria.

09 Sep 2009 description

Regional meeting on landmines opens today in Pretoria

Pretoria, 9 September 2009 -- African Union members must step up their efforts towards ridding the continent of landmines and fully respecting the rights of landmine survivors, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, today at the opening of a regional meeting on the issue.

01 Apr 2008 description

By Alessandro Palmoso

On 31 March, the Republic of Sudan finished destroying its antipersonnel mine stockpile, just ahead of its 1 April 2008 deadline under Article 4 of the Mine Ban Treaty. A final destruction ceremony took place in Juba, Southern Sudan and was attended by around 150 participants, including representatives of the Government of South Sudan, the Government of National Unity (GONU), the UN, the ICRC, representatives of the diplomatic community, the Sudan Campaign to Ban Landmines, and other NGOs.

Sudan's stockpile destruction took place in two phases.

01 Apr 2008 description

(Livingstone, Zambia, 1 April 2008) At the conclusion of the first ever meeting of African countries on cluster bombs, 38 out of 39 countries attending the meeting endorsed a strong political "Livingstone Declaration", committing them to negotiating a global ban on the weapons in Dublin next month.

07 Dec 2007 description

Vienna, Austria, 7 December 2007 - The third major international conference on cluster munitions ended successfully today as consensus emerged on a number of important issues to be included in the new ban treaty to be signed in 2008, including victim assistance, clearance, stockpile destruction and international cooperation and assistance. Important work remains to ensure that exceptions do not weaken a comprehensive ban.

04 Oct 2007 description

Belgrade, 4 October 2007 - Cluster bomb survivors gathered in Serbia this week to ensure their rights were at the heart of international efforts to ban the weapon by 2008.

Twenty-two of the 26 affected states participated in the Belgrade Conference of States Affected by Cluster Munitions, the latest development in the Oslo Process for a new treaty banning these weapons, which has gathered the support of 82 countries in just seven months.

25 Aug 2005 description

In collaboration with Geneva Call and the Kenya Coalition Against Landmines, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), a signatory of the "Deed of Commitment for Adherence to a Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines and for Cooperation in Mine Action" (Deed of Commitment), started a series of regional mine ban education workshops in south Sudan. The series is the follow up of a strategic conference on the implementation of the Deed of Commitment organised by Geneva Call and the SPLM/A in New Site in 2003.

24 Oct 2003 description

Mine-affected countries Burundi and Sudan come on board