29 November–4 December 2009, Cartagena, Colombia

Hundreds of representatives of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, some states not party, international organizations, UN agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the ICBL gathered in Cartagena, Colombia, from 29 November - 4 December 2009, for the Second Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty. This Review Conference aimed at assessing challenges in the universalization and full implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty, and taking stock of progress made since the First Review Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2004.

See also the Second Review Conference webpage on the official convention website.

Statements & Updates

Press Releases & Press Kit

Other Documents

Workshops and Regional meetings

Campaigning Tools



Daily Updates

Report on Activities

Full ICBL report in PDF (low resolution: 1MB) including assessment and overview of the Summit, lobbying, activities and side events, statements, press releases and more!

Press Releases

Press Kit

Other Documents

Official Documents Adopted at the Summit

Official documents will also be made available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish on the website of the Antipersonnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit.

Selected ICBL statements and publications in the lead up to the Cartagena Summit

Regional Workshops & Preparatory Meetings

Campaigning Tools

Powerpoint presentation on the achievements and challenges of the Mine Ban Treaty, prepared on the occasion of the global release of Landmine Monitor Report 2009

Country backgrounders for the universalisation targets in 2009: Bahrain - Nepal - Poland - USA

ICBL Photo Exhibition presenting key moments and achievements of the mine ban movement and the Mine Ban Treaty, including images and quotes of survivors and other key actors who "turned the vision into reality".

Additional Information

Official website of the Cartagena Summit (Colombia)

Official website of the Cartagena Summit (Antipersonnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit)

Photos and Videos

Photos by Mary Wareham are available on Flickr.

Videos by Mette Eliseussen can be viewed on the ICBL's YouTube channel.