International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Type: Organization
Name: International Campaign to Ban Landmines
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Toward banning land mines

Following is a speech delivered on the floor of the Senate last week by Sen. Patrick Leahy:Everyone knows the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words.” As a lifelong photographer I have a strong sense of that, and I want to provide a few examples ... [Published Rutland Herald - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 4 reports

US to reduce its stockpile of land mines

The Obama administration Friday announced measures to reduce and eventually eliminate its stockpile of antipersonnel land mines, with the aim of joining the global treaty that prohibits them.The announcement, made by a US observer delegation to a conference ... [Published Boston Globe - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

US Landmines Ban: Republicans and Human Rights Activists Criticise Obama's Decision

A US Marine checks a road for explosives in Golestan district, Farah province, Afghanistan.ReutersThe Obama administration's landmark decision that the US will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel landmines has been criticised by both human rights ... [Published International Business Times UK - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 12 reports

US 'diligently pursuing solutions' to join anti-landmine Ottawa Convention

The US delegation at a conference focused on landmines in Maputo, Mozambique, said on Friday that the country was looking for ways to join the 15-year-old international treaty banning anti-personnel mine usage."Our delegation in Maputo made clear that ... [Published Deutsche Welle - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Mozambique Will Be Free Of Landmines By The End Of The Year

After more than two decades since the end of their civil war, Mozambique is set to declare itself landmine-free by the end of this year, 2014.Mozambique’s anti-landmine efforts, actively supported by many concerned organizations around the world, have ... [Published Inquisitr - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 6 reports

IN MAPUTO AGAINST ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES

A commitment to “complete” the process begun 15 years ago with the introduction of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty is the focus of delegates today in Maputo, Mozambique, for the treaty’s Third Review Conference underway until Friday.“The application ... [Published Misna - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 4 reports

Rats Sniff Out Danger: 15 Years of Land Mine Progress

In Tanzania Giant African Pouched Rat rats are being used to identify and sniff out land mines.Fifteen years after the International Campaign to Ban Landmines was founded in Mozambique, its leaders met again Monday to asses the progress that has been ... [Published Time - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Treaty Is Making Land Mines a Weapon of Past, Group Says

Despite the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the armed uprising in Ukraine and turmoil in other hot spots in the Middle East and Africa, one of war’s most insidious weapons — anti-personnel land mines — have been largely outlawed and drastically ... [Published Santa Fe New Mexican - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

World: Support for Mine Action - Key Figures

Source: International Campaign to Ban LandminesCountry: World ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

World: 1999-2013 Casualty Trends: States parties with significant numbers of survivors and needs

Source: International Campaign to Ban LandminesCountry: World Casualties since 1999 The data collected by the Monitor is the most comprehensive and widely used annual dataset of casualties caused by mines, victim-activated improvised explosive devices ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

World: Banning Antipersonnel Mines: A 15-Year Overview of Major Findings 1999–2014

Source: International Campaign to Ban LandminesCountry: World Progress documented by the Landmine Monitor report in the 15 years since the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty’s entry-into-force on 1 March 1999 demonstrates that it has been extremely effective as ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

World: Mine Ban Treaty Special Issues of Concern (Articles 1, 2, 3) 1999-2014

Source: International Campaign to Ban LandminesCountry: World Since the inception of the Mine Ban Treaty, the ICBL has identified special issues of concern regarding interpretation and implementation of aspects of Articles 1, 2, and 3. These have included: ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 23 2014]

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"The United States is diligently pursuing solutions that would be compliant with and that would ultimately allow the United States to accede to the Ottawa Convention" the White House announced in a Friday statement
The statement, read by US ambassador to Maputo Douglas Griffiths, declared "the United States will not produce or otherwise acquire any anti-personnel munitions that are not compliant with the Ottawa Convention in the future, intending to replace such munitions as they expire in the coming years"
...is kind of a contradictory way to approach things," Steve Goose, head of delegation for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), said. "They're bad enough to ban them, but we still want to use them."
"We are very pleased with the U S announcement that it intends to accede to the mine ban treaty, and that it has instituted a new policy banning future production of antipersonnel mines" Stephen Goose, director of the arms division at Human Rights Watch, who was attending the treaty conference in Maputo, the Mozambique capital, said in...

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Toward banning land mines [Published Rutland Herald - Jul 13 2014]
Land mine destruction already underway in Anniston [Published Anniston Star - Jul 02 2014]
Exclusive: Nonprofit CEO cashes in on religious... [Published Air Force Times - Jul 02 2014]
US resists call to order ban on landmines [Published Daily Nation - Jun 29 2014]
U.S Promises to Cease Production of Anti-Person... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jun 28 2014]
US Landmines Ban: Republicans and Human Rights ... [Published International Business Times UK - Jun 28 2014]
US to reduce its stockpile of land mines [Published Boston Globe - Jun 28 2014]
U.S. plans to reduce its stockpile of land mines [Published TwinCities.com - Jun 28 2014]
U.S. promises to curb stockpile of land mines [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jun 28 2014]
U.S. plans to reduce its land mine stockpile [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 28 2014]
US Still Won't Commit to Banning Landmines [Published Common Dreams - Jun 27 2014]
US 'diligently pursuing solutions' to join anti... [Published Deutsche Welle - Jun 27 2014]
U.S. plans to reduce its land mine stockpile [Published Inland News Today - Jun 27 2014]
United States to Reduce Landmine Stockpile: May... [Published The Guardian Express - Jun 27 2014]
America To Join Treaty That Bans Landmines [Published Sky News - Jun 27 2014]
United States of America: United States Changes... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 27 2014]
U.S. dumps landmines targeting people [Published CNN - Jun 27 2014]
U.S. to phase out landmines that target people [Published CNN - Jun 27 2014]
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published Time - Jun 27 2014]
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published TIME.com - Jun 27 2014]
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jun 27 2014]
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published Swampland - Jun 27 2014]
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published The China Blog - Jun 27 2014]
Intervention at the Third Review Conference of ... [Published Nortrade - Jun 27 2014]
Moving Toward a Mine-Free World [Published Progressive Magazine - Jun 27 2014]
Mozambique Will Be Free Of Landmines By The End... [Published Inquisitr - Jun 24 2014]
Minefield of challenges ahead [Published New Delhi Pioneer - Jun 23 2014]
Rats Sniff Out Danger: 15 Years of Land Mine Pr... [Published Time - Jun 23 2014]
Rats Sniff Out Danger: 15 Years of Land Mine Pr... [Published TIME.com - Jun 23 2014]
Rats Sniff Out Danger: 15 Years of Land Mine Pr... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jun 23 2014]
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United States of America: United States Changes... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 27 2014]
Source: International Campaign to Ban LandminesCountry: United States of America (27 June 2014, Maputo, Mozambique) – The United States announced today it intends to join the Mine Ban Treaty in the future and will not produce antipersonnel mines. Speaking ...
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published TIME.com - Jun 27 2014]
The United States will take steps to join a 15-year-old global treaty banning the use of antipersonnel landmines, the Obama administration said Friday. The administration has previously said it was merely studying the Ottawa Convention, much to the ...
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Jun 27 2014]
The United States will take steps to join a 15-year-old global treaty banning the use of antipersonnel landmines, the Obama administration said Friday. The administration has previously said it was merely studying the Ottawa Convention, much to the ...
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published Swampland - Jun 27 2014]
The United States will take steps to join a 15-year-old global treaty banning the use of antipersonnel landmines, the Obama administration said Friday. The administration has previously said it was merely studying the Ottawa Convention, much to the ...
U.S. Takes Steps Toward Signing Landmine Ban Tr... [Published The China Blog - Jun 27 2014]
The United States will take steps to join a 15-year-old global treaty banning the use of antipersonnel landmines, the Obama administration said Friday. The administration has previously said it was merely studying the Ottawa Convention, much to the ...
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