14 June 2014

Event:   Mine Ban Treaty Third Review Conference
Where: Maputo, Mozambique
When:  June 23-27, 2014

On 23 June, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) will join the International Committee of the Red Cross, States Parties and civil society partners in Maputo, Mozambique for the Third Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty, fifteen years after the first Treaty meeting was held there.

 Some 140 ICBL delegates from around the world including landmine survivors, mine action operators and researchers will participate.

The week-long meeting is an opportunity to review the progress made to date under the Treaty and adopt a way forward to address remaining challenges to achieving a mine-free world.

The Mine Ban Treaty has made huge strides since coming into force in 1999 with 161 countries on board today and a dramatic reduction in the number of landmine casualties each year. Yet there are still 10 individuals killed or maimed every day by landmines.

The ICBL is calling on states around the world to “Commit to Complete” their obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty and bring an end to the suffering caused by landmines within the next 10 years.

Note to the Editor:
Embargoed press materials including 2014 Landmine Monitor research products, graphics illustrating 15 years of Mine Ban Treaty Progress and remaining challenges, and biographies for the ICBL delegation, will be available as of 18 June.

For more information contact:
Jared Bloch, Media & Communications Manager, Tel: +41 786 83 4407, Email: jared@icblcmc.org.


ICBL Website - http://www.icbl.org
ICBL on Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/minefreeworld/collections  
ICBL Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/minefreeworld
ICBL Twitter - https://twitter.com/minefreeworld

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor:
For more facts on landmine and cluster munitions issues globally, and to view detailed country profiles, visit http://www.the-monitor.org/index.php

AP Mine Ban Convention Media Accreditation - http://www.maputoreviewconference.org

Download advisory in Arabic, English and Portuguese.