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The Week Ahead March 31- April 5: GGE on the FMCT; Mine Action Day; 5th Anniv. of Prague Speech; Pitching-In

The following are some of the key arms control dates and developments to watch in the coming week.

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Guest Post: Why does Angola report such a high level of landmine contamination?

Angola has perplexed the mine action community for many years. At the Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties (13MSP) in December Angola caused a kerfuffle when it reported there was 1,560km2 of contaminated area remaining in the country.  2,280 more words


15th Anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty

The Mine Ban Treaty came into effect 15 years ago.  When it was negotiated in 1997, the United Nations estimated that 20,000 people were killed or injured every year by anti-personnel landmines.   41 more words