Sarajevo-Geneva – Bosnia-Herzegovina, a party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (also known as Ottawa Convention), is undertaking a national exercise with relevant stakeholders after determining that it will not be able to meet its 1 March 2019 mine clearance deadline. With financial support of the European Union and technical support of the Convention’s Implementation Support Unit, BiH will hold a National Stakeholder Dialogue in Sarajevo, 18-19 October with the participation of over 60 national and international partners.
Kampala-Geneva, 6 October 2018 - Uganda, which joined the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1999, declared itself free of all known mine contamination in 2012. While Uganda successfully fulfilled its mine clearance obligation under the Convention, it recognized it had an ongoing obligation towards landmine survivors.
Ginebra, 7 de junio de 2018 - La reunión anual intersesional de la Convención sobre la Prohibición de Minas Antipersonal abre hoy en Ginebra con aproximadamente 300 delegados representando más de 75 Estados y 17 organizaciones internacionales y no gubernamentales. Esta es la reunión más grande de funcionarios y expertos en acción contra minas en el mundo.
Genève, le 7 Juin 2018 - Les réunions annuelles intersessions de la Convention sur l'Interdiction des mines antipersonnel s'ouvrent aujourd'hui à Genève avec à peu près 300 délégués représentant plus que 75 Etats et 17 organisations internationales et non-gouvernementales. Ces réunions représentent le plus grand rassemblement d'experts de la lutte anti-mine et de représentants officiels au monde.
Geneva, 7 June 2018 - The annual intersessional meetings of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention opened today in Geneva with nearly 300 delegates representing more than 75 States and 17 international and non-governmental organisations; these meetings amount to the world's largest gathering of mine action experts and officials.
Geneva - As of 1 June 2018, Palestine is legally bound by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, "to never, under any circumstances, use, produce or transfer anti-personnel mines."
Colombo, Geneva - After having acceded six months ago, the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention has come into effect for Sri Lanka as of 1 June 2018.
Geneva, Amman, Nay Pyi Taw - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Special Envoy HRH Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein will make an official three-day visit to Myanmar starting 28 May. The Envoy will hold meetings with H.E. Lt. Gen. Sein Win, Union Minister for Defense and H.E. U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for International Cooperation. In addition, the Convention delegation will meet with partners in mine action in Myanmar including representative of various governments, the European Union and its Member States, United Nations agencies, ICRC, ICBL and mine clearance operators.
Colombo - Welcoming Sri Lanka’s engagement towards achieving a country free of anti-personnel mines and inviting its Government to take a leadership role in fostering this humanitarian disarmament instrument in South Asia, the Special Envoy of the Convention expressed his gratitude to the President and people of Sri Lanka for the invitation to view the work Sri Lanka is undertaking.
FEBRUARY 27, 2018
Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Coming from a country that has for the past four decades been a victim of landmines, I am honoured to be here with you today in Geneva, sharing our focus and commitment to prohibit the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their destruction.
I clearly recall when as Foreign Minister back on September 11, 2002, Afghanistan decided to accede to the Convention, which entered into force for the country in March 2003.
Geneva, 27 February 2018 – Afghanistan’s Chief Executive H.E. Dr Abdullah Abdullah urged the international community “to use all legal tools and instruments” to ban anti-personnel mines whether improvised or factory-made during a Pledging Conference of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in Geneva.
Vienna, Geneva - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties (16MSP) has concluded in Vienna, Austria, recording success in stockpile destruction with Belarus announcing it had destroyed over three million stockpiled landmines bringing to 159 the number of States that no longer have destruction obligations under the Convention. With Belarus' stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 51 million landmines.
Viena, Bruselas, Ginebra - La Unión Europea (UE) ha anunciado un apoyo adicional para que los países afectados puedan cumplir con sus obligaciones en virtud de la Convención sobre la Prohibición de Minas Antipersonal que prohíbe el uso, la producción, la transferencia y el almacenamiento de estas armas.
Vienne, Bruxelles, Genève - L'Union européenne (UE) a annoncé un soutien supplémentaire pour aider les pays à s'acquitter de leurs obligations en vertu de la Convention sur l'interdiction des mines antipersonnel, traité interdisant l'utilisation, la production, le transfert et le stockage de ces armes.
Vienna, Brussels, Geneva – The European Union (EU) has announced additional support to help countries implement their obligations under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention which bans the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of these weapons.
Vienna, Geneva, Amman -- Vienna might be miles away from the nearest mine field but today it hosts hundreds of government delegates, royalty, a Nobel Peace Laureate, and landmine experts and survivors to discuss how to best address anti-personnel mines. Last year, these weapons caused more than 8,500 casualties around the world.
Ahead of global conference, landmine treaty chair reacts to news of growing mine-casualties
Geneva and Vienna, 14 December 2017 - The President of the Convention banning anti-personnel mines has made an appeal to those going counter to international norm, to halt the use of these weapons. H.E. Thomas Hajnoczi, Ambassador of Austria and Head of the Disarmament Department at the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs also called on the Parties of the Convention to condemn new use of these weapons by any actor, everywhere.
Geneva, Vienna, 22 September 2017 – The President of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention has contacted Myanmar authorities after reports by Amnesty International point to possible use of landmines by government forces.
Geneva and Algiers — After decades of demining work and successfully clearing its territory of all known anti-personnel mines, Algeria has gone a step further eliminating nearly 6,000 landmines it had retained for training purposes becoming a country completely free of these weapons. The destruction of the remaining mines took place 18 September as the treaty commemorated 20 years since its adoption.
Ginebra, Viena el 9 de junio de 2017 – Los Comités de la Convención sobre la Prohibición de Minas Antipersonal – el tratado de los 162 Estados que han prometido no volver a usar, almacenar, producir y transferir estas armas – han concluido dos días de reuniones en Ginebra, evaluando los avances y desafíos encontrados desde que la Convención se reunió por última vez en Chile en 2016, y trazando el camino para su próxima reunión en Viena a finales de 2017.