Despite the tangible successes of the Mine Ban Treaty – which over 80% of countries have joined – the job is not yet finished and many challenges still remain on the road to a mine-free world.
ICBL Calls to Action
The dedication and commitment of ICBL campaigners around the world was pivotal in bringing about the groundbreaking 1997 Mine Ban Treaty – the first time a weapon in widespread use had been banned. The campaign demonstrated that ordinary people around the world, working together in a variety of ways for a common cause, can bring about change. It also showed the effectiveness of civil society working in partnership with governments and international organizations, putting humanitarian aims and protection of civilians above all else.
We strongly believe that States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty can fulfill their major treaty obligations sooner rather than later, and no later than 2025. We challenge the mine ban community to step up efforts to finish the job!
We also call for an immediate halt to the use of any new antipersonnel landmines, anywhere, and for remaining countries to join the Mine Ban Treaty without delay.
With engagement from people like YOU, the ICBL proves every day that civil society can make a difference worldwide and that ridding the world of landmines is possible.
You can contribute in many ways by taking action!! Here are some suggestions for things you can do and campaigning tools to help you effectively communicate key messages and raise awareness on the issue of landmines and the Mine Ban Treaty.