The Mine Ban Treaty is one of the world's most widely accepted treaties: over 80% of the world's countries are States Parties to the treaty. There are currently 162 States Parties. Only 35 states remain outside the treaty, but most of them do not actually use or produce antipersonnel mines.
"Universalization" means getting as many states as possible on board the Mine Ban Treaty. The ICBL works tirelessly to promote universalization, in partnership with states and key partners such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and United Nations agencies. In order to achieve a truly universal ban on landmines and cluster munitions, non-state armed groups must also be encouraged to ban these weapons.