International Campaign to Ban Landmines

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is committed to an international ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and sale, transfer, or export of antipersonnel landmines.  

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Friday, March 01, 2013
Lend Your Leg to End Landmine Suffering: Nobel Campaign Makes Global Appeal on Anniversary of Ban Treaty
On the fourteenth anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty’s entry into force, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is calling on governments and the public to “Lend Your Leg” to the global effort to end the suffering caused by landmines.
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Monday, December 03, 2012
Finish the Job! Says Nobel Prize Winning Campaign on 15th Anniversary of Mine Ban Treaty
Nobel peace laureate Jody Williams, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) campaigners, and landmine survivors from nearly 40 countries are calling on governments to commit to eradicating antipersonnel landmines in years, not decades. The call comes at the opening of the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties (12MSP) to the Mine Ban Treaty, taking place from 3-7 December in Geneva. More than 100 governments are expected to participate
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
One Million More Mines to Be Destroyed as Finland Becomes 159 Nation to Join Landmine Ban
Finland has become the latest nation to join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, which comprehensively bans the use, production, trade, and stockpiling of antipersonnel landmines. Finland deposited its instrument of accession at the United Nations in New York on Monday 9 January 2012, the United Nations has announced. “We warmly welcome Finland to join the majority of countries to have completely banished these indiscriminate weapons,” said Firoz Alizada, Campaign Manager for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
ICBL Urges the NTC to Secure Landmines Stocks in Libya
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is calling on the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) and its allies to immediately secure the weapons stocks that are increasingly being discovered as pro-Gaddafi forces retreat, preventing further looting of these weapons, including large numbers of landmines.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
ICBL-CMC Launches "Investing in Action" to Support Local Campaigns in 2011
On 20 April, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) launched 'Investing in Action', a local campaign support project that will provide organisations with funding for campaign activities throughout 2011. The ICBL-CMC will allocate financial support to member organisations, to encourage and enable local campaigning in support of the universalisation and implementation of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.
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Monday, April 04, 2011
Campaign Pushes for Progress on Landmine Treaty
States can only eradicate landmines and the suffering they cause by joining and completely respecting the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, said the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) today, at an event in Cambodia to mark the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Nobel Peace Laureate Campaign Condemns Libyan Antipersonnel Mine Use
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) strongly condemns the reported use of antipersonnel mines by the Libyan Armed Forces in recent fighting with rebels in eastern Libya. On 28 March, over 50 antipersonnel and antivehicle mines were discovered near power pylons outside the town of Ajdabiya by electrical technicians. A Human Rights Watch investigation reported that the mines had recently been laid. The Libyan Armed Forces controlled the area from 17–27 March.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Israel Should Clear All Minefields, Join the Mine Ban Treaty
The landmine hazard in Israel will remain until all mined areas are cleared and the government bans any new use of mines, said the Nobel Peace Prize laureate International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) today. The Knesset adopted on 14 March 2011 legislation that plans for Israel's "non-operational" mined areas to be cleared, while "operational" mined areas will be kept. The ICBL welcomes this legislation as a first step, but notes that any landmine is a potential threat for civilians, be it in an operational minefield or not.
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Thursday, December 02, 2010
Governments Must Promote Rights of Landmine and Cluster Bomb Survivors
Despite significant advances, hundreds of thousands of landmine and cluster munition survivors worldwide still struggle to see their rights respected, said two global civil society campaigns as they marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December.
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Monday, November 29, 2010
Governments Urged to Eliminate Landmines Within Years, Not Decades
Sustained political engagement and financial support is needed is to overcome the global landmine problem, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said today at the opening of an annual meeting of the 1997 treaty banning antipersonnel landmines.
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