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15 December 2017
Reissued as received
European Union Council Decision in support of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
VIENNA/GENEVA - New reports indicate that after a decade of steady decline, the number of landmine victims has increased sharply, largely affecting civilians, and disproportionally, children.
The implementation of a global comprehensive ban on landmines and assistance to survivors is as relevant as ever. In that framework, and in the margins of a global landmine meeting taking place in Vienna, the European Union will launch a Council Decision to support states parties to the anti-landmine treaty, to better determine the challenges they face in meeting the goal of a 2025 mine-free. The European Union and its Member States are the second largest contributors to mine-action in the world.
What: European Union Council Decision in support of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
When: Tuesday 19 December, 12:00
Where: Room M5, M-Building, Vienna International Centre
Who: Jacek Bylica, EU Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament
Prince Mired of Jordan, Special Envoy of the Convention for the Promotion of the International Ban on Landmines
Saša Obradović, Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre
Emad Al-Juhaishi, Mission of Iraq to the UN in Geneva
Amélie Chayer, Acting Director of the 1997 Nobel Peace co-Laureate, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
Moderator: Juan Carlos Ruan, Director of the Conventions' Secretariat
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