International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)

Allegations of Russian Use of Landmines in Ukraine: ICBL Update

The ICBL calls on Russia and Ukraine, as well as States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, to make further efforts to clarify the situation, in order to make a definitive determination about whether antipersonnel mines have been used.

Third Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty

The Mine Ban Treaty’s Third Review Conference (3RC), will take place from 23 to 27 June in 2014 in Maputo, Mozambique. It will mark a critical moment in the Treaty’s history, taking place 15 years after the Treaty’s entry into force and the First Meeting of States Parties in 1999, which was also held in Maputo. The Review Conference will assess the progress made to date and provide a roadmap for the work ahead.

Inspired by Mozambique’s example of how a heavily mine-affected country has effectively tackled its landmine contamination and is expected to complete its mine clearance in 2014, the ICBL sees completion as the most appropriate theme for the period in the lead-up to, during, and beyond the Review Conference.

Mine Ban Treaty Intersessional Standing Committees Meeting 2014

The meeting of Intersessional Standing Committees (ISC) of the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) took place on 9 & 11 April 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The ISC meeting provided an opportunity for states to report on the recent progress they have made to implement the MBT and the Cartagena Action Plan (CAP). The meetings also provided a platform for informal discussion on challenges, plans and requirements for assistance and cooperation to achieve the objectives of the treaty.

N.B. The Second Preparatory Meeting for the Third Review Conference took place on 10 April 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland.

ICBL-CMC statement on attack on member organization, Roots of Peace

(28 March, 2014) The International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition extends deepest sympathies to those injured and the families of those killed in the attack on the Roots of Peace guest house in Kabul today. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Roots of Peace is a humanitarian non-profit organization working in mine action in Afghanistan and other affected countries. It is a member of the global coalition that comprises the International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition.

ICBL Members call for mine free world on International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

On 4 April, ICBL members around the world are undertaking actions calling on governments to complete their obligations under the Mine Ban Treaty and finish the work remaining to achieve a mine free world.