02 November 2010
WHAT: The Tenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty
WHEN: 29 November - 3 December 2010
WHERE: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
- Governments, United Nations agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and international organizations
- Mine action experts, landmine survivors and campaigners gathered under the banner of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
ABOUT: The meeting will review progress made since the landmark 2009 Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World, with particular emphasis on the clearance of mined areas, mine victim assistance, destruction of stockpiled mines, and international cooperation and assistance.
Micheline Calmy-Rey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland; Edmond Haxhinasto, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania; and Jakob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, will address the opening of the meeting on 29 November. Gazmend Turdiu, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania, is the President-Designate of the Meeting. Additional information including a detailed program of side events organized by civil society, with thematic or regional focus, will be available before the meeting at www.icbl.org/10msp
ICBL INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Campaigners, mine action experts and mine survivors from dozens of countries can provide interviews in a variety of languages on landmines in all geographical regions, on mine clearance, victim assistance, mine risk education, and stories of survival.
ICBL CONTACT: Amelie Chayer, ICBL Communications Officer, Mobile: + 33 6 89 55 12 81, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org