03 December 2019
Twenty-two years ago, on 3 December, the representatives of more than 100 states signed the Mine Ban Treaty in Ottawa Canada and committed to putting an end to the suffering and casualties caused by landmines. Since then the Treaty has been overwhelmingly successful in saving lives and assisting mine-affected communities.
Last week, ICBL-CMC joined Treaty stakeholders at the Fourth Review Conference on a Mine Free World in Oslo, Norway where States adopted a 50 point "Oslo Action Plan" reiterating their commitment to ridding the world of #landmines by 2025 and ensuring the rights of mine survivors.
Listen here to ICBL Ambassador Margaret Arach Orech speaking on the impact of the Treaty to date and what remains to finish the job of mine clearance and ensure provisions for sustainable vicims assistance.