Geneva Call in the Media
List of press coverage
Geneva: Anti-land mine campaigners say an Iranian Kurdish rebel group has destroyed its stockpile of the weapon.
The Landmine Ban Advocacy Forum (LBAF) marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Mine Ban Treaty, prohibiting the use of anti-personnel mines.
GENEVA: Disaster Management and Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe led a high level delegation to Geneva to brief the international community on the situation concerning human rights in Sri Lanka.
An escalating conflict in Sri Lanka has hindered plans to rid the country of anti-personnel mines, with both the government and the LTTE reluctant to give up use of the weapon.
Three ethnic armed groups from Burma/Myanmar commit to a ban on anti-personnel mines.
A major Norwegian demining NGO says it is ready to begin mine-clearing in southeastern Myanmar once it receives a green light. “As soon as we get the go-ahead from both the government and relevant ethnic groups, we can start doing a survey, and then clearance,” Andreas Indregard, country director for NGO Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) in Myanmar, told IRIN. “From our side, we’re ready to act.”
The initial workshop “Towards a landmine-free South Caucasus - for local media representatives and NGO involvement in the Mine Ban Process” will be held on April 13 in Tbilisi.
Leaders of a Myanmar rebel movement fighting the country's military junta will stop using landmines in their insurgency, a small, Geneva-based group announced on Thursday in disclosing the latest militant group to sign on to its campaign against targeting civilians in war zones.
Algiers (Reuters) - Western Sahara's independence movement has started destroying its landmines in a boost for efforts to enlist "non-state" armed forces in the drive to abolish the weapon, a humanitarian group said on Friday.
Havana, Dec 22 (IPS) - The question of antipersonnel landmines could be included on a future humanitarian agenda for the civil war in Colombia, where these deadly weapons claim more than two victims a day on average, according to the international organisation Geneva Call.