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(13 June 2013) An ICBL delegation conducted the first ever, official advocacy visit to Myanmar/Burma 19-23 May, meeting with representatives from the President's Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Myanmar Peace Centre, and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. The delegation also visited the Myanmar Disabled Ex-Army Village and spoke with many of the more than 100 military veterans, all landmine survivors. The ICBL delegation was headed by the ICBL Diplomatic Advisor, Ambassador Satnam Singh, and included ICBL campaigner and Landmine Monitor editor Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, as well as two representatives of the newly created Myanmar Campaign to Ban Landmines. The delegation held meetings in Naypyitaw and Yangon.
The eighth edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter includes news on ICBL's twentieth anniverary, feedback from the Twelth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, continued cluster munition use in Syria, updates on the Disinvestment campaign, the latest ratifications to the to the Mine Ban Treaty and Cluster Munition Convention, and much more. Read it online here.
(3 June 2013) The Mine Ban Treaty Intersessional Standing Committee (ISC) Meetings that took place last week opened with disturbing news of credible reports which, if confirmed, would constitute the most serious violation the treaty has ever confronted: extensive use of antipersonnel mines by government forces in Yemen, as reported by ICBL member HRW, and Foreign Policy Magazine.
(28/05/2013, last updated: 28/05/2013) Read more »
2 BUREAUX A SOUS-LOUER
ICBL-CMC Annonce 2 bureax a sous-louer a Genève
(Geneva, 27 May, 2013) - The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is deeply disturbed by new reports of use of antipersonnel landmines by Yemeni government forces near the capital city, Saana.
(24/05/2013, last updated: 24/05/2013) Read more »
States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty must make every effort to complete clearance of all mined areas as soon as possible, but no later than ten years after joining the treaty. States that are not in a position to complete clearance within ten years due to exceptional circumstances may request a deadline extension.
Chad, Mozambique, Serbia, Sudan and Turkey submitted requests this year, as well as Germany under a different procedure.
(22/05/2013, last updated: 22/05/2013) Read more »
ICBL Comments on Germany’s Article 5 Extension Request
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC), through its Survivor Network Project (SNP) and with financial support from the Norwegian government, is launching a request for proposals to support promising landmine and cluster munition survivor networks in sustaining and building their capacity to empower survivors and carry out advocacy.
Read the new FAQ on landmines in Myanmar/Burma
Frequently Asked Questions, May 2013
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) urges all parties to the conflict in Myanmar/Burma to cease any further use of antipersonnel landmines. Myanmar should join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty without delay and take rapid steps to clear all contaminated land and assist landmine victims.
On 24 and 25 April, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) participated in a national victim assistance meeting in Lima, Peru. Photo © MineBanConvention ISU.