International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
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Action Alerts

Action alerts are issued whenever a concerted and urgent action from civil society can help influence a government's position or policies on landmines.

Tell the United States to Join the Mine Ban Treaty!

The U.S. administration has initiated a comprehensive review of its landmine policy to determine whether the U.S. will join the Mine Ban Treaty.

As a citizen from any country, you can tell President Obama that you support the landmine ban and want to see the United States join the Mine Ban Treaty without delay. As Commander in Chief, President Obama has an opportunity to get U.S. landmine policy back on the right track!

Click here to sign the petition "World to Obama: Ban Landmines" launched by Avaaz.org. The link will open in a new window.

Click here to use the United States Campaign to Ban Landmines' online tool to send your letter. The link will open in a new window.

Click here to use Human Rights Watch's online tool to send your letter. The link will open in a new window.

Additional information:

U.S. Senators and Representatives Support Ban on Landmines: Letters Sent to President Obama, 18 May 2010, USCBL press release

U.S. React to Civil Society Outcry on Landmine Treaty Policy, 2 December 2009 -- ICBL News

United States' Shameful Landmine Policy -- Opinion Editorial by Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, published in the Los Angeles Times on 1 December 2009

Zach Hudson, Coordinator of the United States Campaign to Ban Landmines, sheds light on multilateral international discussions held at the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World -- An interview published by examiner.com on 7 December 2009

Ahead of Key Global Conference, U.S. Announces Continued Rejection of Landmine Ban -- A video interview of Steve Goose, Director of the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch and Head of the ICBL delegation to the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World, aired on Democracy Now on 25 November 2009