09 April 2019

Today, 9 April, ICBL-CMC Director Hector Guerra joins the Landmine Contamination and Clearance – Policy and the Way Forward Conference taking place at London Business School (LBS).

The (LBS) Wheeler Institute for Business and Development Conference brings together mine action partners from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, Humanity & Inclusion UK, The HALO Trust, and Apopo Switzerland, and representaives from the academic world to discuss the human, economic and social impact of landmine contamination, the troubling resurgence of use in Yemen, Syria, Libya and Myanmar, and how new innovations and interventions can help achieve a mine-free 2025.

The event is one of several significant ICBL stops this year on the Road to Oslo where we will join Mine Ban Treaty partners for the Oslo Review Conference on a Mine-Free World. On I March, ICBL joined the mine ban community in celebrating 20 years of life-saving action under the Treaty and kicked off a global action calling on States not Party to join immediately. The campaign also joined partners on 4 April in calling attention to the ongoing need for mine awareness and support for mine action.