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Landmines Every year, landmines kill 15,000 to 20,000 people — most of them children, women and the elderly — and severely maim countless more. Scattered in some 78 countries, they are an ongoing reminder of conflicts which have been over for years or even decades.

UN Treaties •

Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of AntiPersonnel Mines and on their destruction. Oslo, 18 September 1997 180004B1B2E?OpenDocument o Status of Ratification: ViewDetails.aspx?src=IND&mtdsg_no=XXVI-5&chapter=26&clang=_en o Background Information on the Convention in the “Audiovisual Library of International Law”:

UN and related bodies • • • • •

UN Mine Action UN Peacekeeping – Mine Action UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) – Landmines United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Mine action programming _areas/livelihoods_and_economicrecovery/mine_action_smallarmsandlightweapons.html UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Landmines

UN Observances •

4 April - International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Non-UN Sources • •

International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – Anti-personal landmines

Further Information •

United Nations – Demining

Selected UN documents and publications •

UN documents on “Landmines” – click here

Research & Documentation • • • • • •

Dag Hammarskjöld Library Research Guides o Disarmament: o Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War: UNOG Library Research Guide - Disarmament Fact Sheets on Disarmament Issues Disarmament Yearbooks Online 1976 - 2015 UNRIC Library Backgrounder – Disarmament UNRIC Library Backgrounder – Arms Trade

February 2017 not an official document – for information only

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