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ICBL Campaign Manager Firoz Alizada and ICBL-CMC Operations Manager Elsa Berseth joined mine ban advocates from all over Mozambique recently in a planning workshop for the Third Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty, taking place 23 to 27 June 2014 in Maputo.
(Geneva, 28 November 2013): Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action, according to Landmine Monitor 2013, the latest annual report of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, released today in Geneva.
(Paris-27 November): Sylvie Brigot-Vilain, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC), was presented with the French Legion of Honor award yesterday. The order, established in 1802, is the highest decoration in France and was created specifically to recognize contributions by civilians, as well as military.
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An eight-member delegation of the ICBL was headed by Sylvie Brigot-Vilain, Executive Director of the campaign and Mr. Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, Senior Editor of Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Report, as well as five representatives from the national campaigns in Korea and Japan, including Mr. Yasushiro Kitagawa, the coordinator of JCBL and Dr. Cho Jai Kook, the coordinator of KCBL. In addition, Eden has invited Mr. John MacBride, former Senior Defence Advisor (Mines/ERW) at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, for the visit.
The Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (13MSP) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2 to 5 December 2013, followed by a one day preparatory meeting of the Third Review Conference on 6 December 2013.
At these meetings, States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty will give progress updates and share plans on implementing the treaty obligations and States not party will give updates on progress made in joining the treaty, as well as discuss aims and preparations for Third Review Conference that will take place in 2014.
On 29 October 2013 the International Campaign to Ban Landmines delivered the below statement at the United Nations’ First Committee on Disarmament and International Security. The statement highlights the real & far-reaching impact of the Mine Ban Treaty to-date, but emphasizes the need to finish the job. It urges all states to take up the completion challenge ahead of next year’s review conference in Maputo.
The tenth edition of the ICBL-CMC newsletter includes concerns about news of antipersonnel mine use by Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh, a mine clearance workshop in Tajikistan, ICBL’s visit to Taiwan and more, including updates from our national campaign members. Read it online here.
As part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world's largest workplace charity campaign, U.S. Federal employees can donate now to support the ICBL’s global campaign and reduce the devastating effect landmines have on thousands of communities worldwide.
15 October 2013
ICBL-CMC is pleased to be launching Investing in Action 2014 grant programme that will support ICBL-CMC member organisations with funding for campaign activities.
Grants awarded under the Investing in Action programme will support advocacy and campaigning activities to persuade governments to ratify or accede to the Mine Ban Treaty and/or the Convention on Cluster Munitions, to enhance the implementation of the treaties and to increase the stigmatisation of these weapons.
The application process is now open, with applications from ICBL-CMC members being accepted until Tuesday 12 November 2013.
(Geneva - 4 October): Antipersonnel landmines, an indiscriminate weapon banned by more than three-quarters of the world, should not be used by any actor in the Syrian conflict, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), 1997 Nobel Peace Laureate, urged today.
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(Geneva: 20 September 2013) The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is deeply disturbed by recent information indicating that the army of Nagorno-Karabakh is actively laying antipersonnel mines. The ICBL calls on the authorities of Nagorno-Karabakh to immediately halt this new use of antipersonnel mines and to remove all mines that have been emplaced. States Parties to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty should condemn this use and encourage an immediate cessation.