Getting more states to join the Mine Ban Treaty is a key way to strengthen the norm of a total ban on antipersonnel mines and contribute to saving more lives from the scourge of mines. Over 80% of the world’s states have now joined the Mine Ban Treaty. It is one of the world's most widely accepted treaties.
All states still outside the treaty: join without further delay!
In addition, the holdouts can help solidify the norms of the treaty by taking interim steps toward a total ban, including:
- Adopt a moratorium on the use, production, and transfer of antipersonnel mines
- Provide information about antipersonnel mine stockpiles and start destroying them
- Assist landmine survivors, their families and communities
- Engage in mine clearance and mine risk education where it is needed
- Vote in favor of the annual United Nations General Assembly resolution on the treaty in First Committee and at the General Assembly
- Submit a voluntary transparency report with all relevant information
- Attend treaty meetings
Non-state armed groups: accept the treaty obligations, especially stopping the use of mines and destroying stocks!
All States Parties to the treaty: promote the universalization of the treaty and the ban norm more broadly!
And more particularly:
- Promote ratification of/accession to the treaty, in particular in regions with low adherence
- Promote and encourage universal adherence to the norms of the treaty
- Condemn and discourage any use, production, or transfer of antipersonnel mines
- Encourage states not party to participate in the work of the treaty and to take interim steps toward joining.