From 3 to 5 September, the state parties to the convention on cluster munitions met in Geneva at their yearly conference, where progress and challenges are discussed.
Released today, the 2018 Cluster Munition Monitor report reveals new attacks involving cluster munitions in 2017 in Syria and Yemen.
From 13 to 16 February, HI participated in the 21st International Meeting of National Mine Action Programme Directors and United Advisers in Geneva.
Victim assistance was a central topic of the Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (18 to 22 December, Vienna).
Published today, the Landmine Monitor 2017 report has revealed a dramatic increase in the annual number of new casualties of mines and explosive remnants of war for the third year running.
Two decades ago, the adoption of the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty marked an unprecedented diplomatic victory against these indiscriminate weapons. The treaty led to a fall in casualty numbers, the destruction of millions of mines and a virtual end to their use.
The 2017 Cluster Munition Monitor report, published today, reveals a sharp rise in the number of new casualties of cluster munitions, which more than doubled between 2015 and 2016.
The International Network on Explosive Weapons (INEW) is holding an international campaign conference in Geneva, on Thursday 31 August. Come join us!