‘Complete the work’, rid the world of deadly landmines, UN chief urges

The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the international community to recommit to the target of a mine-free world, urging efforts to “make this the last decade when we need to devote ourselves to this task”. In a message commemorating Read More …

Philippines raises concern over terrorists’ use of landmines

The Philippines called for the strengthening of a normative framework under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) to address the continued use of mines by armed non-state actors. Signed in 1997, the APMBC, otherwise known as the Mine Ban Treaty, Read More …

UN: Landmine toll still high amid concerns over COVID-19 impact on clearance efforts

According to the Landmine Monitor 2020, more than 80 per cent of the world – 164 countries – have adopted the Mine Ban Treaty 23 years after it was drafted and signed, and most of the 33 countries that are Read More …

Clearing the Mines 2020

Report for the Eighteenth Meeting of States Parties to the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention The Clearing the Mines 2020 report was prepared by Mine Action Review for the Eighteenth Meeting of States Parties to the 1997 Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Read More …

Strong global mine ban norm marred by improvised mines trend and high civilian casualties

Only one state not party to the Mine Ban Treaty—Myanmar—and a small number of non-state armed groups used landmines in 2018 according to Landmine Monitor 2019. The findings point to the resounding success of the treaty since it entered into Read More …

Western Sahara: Moroccan mines cause new victims

A Mauritanian citizen was injured Monday following the explosion of a Moroccan fragmentation bomb in an area close to the Moroccan wall, at about 90km from the Sahrawi region of Tifariti. According to the Sahrawi Office of Mine Action Coordination Read More …

Conference calls for increased condemnation of AP mines of an improvised nature and recognition of contamination by these weapons

The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Seventeenth Meeting of the States Parties (17MSP) concluded in Geneva recording success in stockpile destruction and mine clearance in the Middle East and West Africa. While progress was welcome, the Conference agreed that new contamination Read More …