International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
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About this Website

The current ICBL site runs on a dedicated server provided by Gossamer Threads. The same server also provides webservices for ICBL national campaigns and some other related initiatives. The Content Management System used is eZ Publish by eZ Systems.

We welcome comments about this website. Please use the contact form.

The ICBL is grateful to Tim Grant, John Rodsted and Mark Hiznay who provided the top banner photos. The caption for the photos are:

Deminers take a rest between shifts. Luena, Angola, 1997. Photo: T. Grant

Destruction of antipersonnel landmine stockpiles. Turkmenistan, 2004. Photo: M. Hiznay

A dump of an estimated 60,000 tons of UXO, the majority of these cluster submunitions, littering the end of the runway at Bagram airport. Afghanistan, 2002. Photo: J. Rodsted

ICBL campaigners at the 8th Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty. Dead Sea, Jordan, 2007. Photo: J. Rodsted


Some history

The ICBL website was first setup in May 1998 by Tim Grant and Kjell Knudsen. Hosting and assistance were provided by Norwegian People's Aid. At first the site was hosted by Hypermart, then later by Freedom2Surf before it was moved to a dedicated server with Gossamer Threads.

From 1998 until spring 2004 the site was run using a simple design setup by Kjell Knudsen mostly using plain HTML files but also including some adapted solutions for news management. In 2003 the decision to setup a content management system for the whole site was made and eZ Publish was chosen. A revised site was launched in August 2004.

The current website has been developed by Lixar I.T., based on a design by Laurent Vilain. It was launched in May 2009.