Before he leaves office President Barack Obama should send the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty to the Senate for its advice and consent said the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines today in a letter to the president.
The start of mine clearance in Colombia provides the latest example of how the Obama Administration is working to address the global landmine problem in accordance with the goals of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.
Apparent new use of antipersonnel landmines by North Korea in the already heavily mined demilitarized zone with South Korea has been widely condemned.
U.S. students have marked Mine Action Day with a solidarity action while government officials for the first time referred to goal of U.S. accession to the Mine Ban Treaty.
New policy announced by President Obama on September 23 bans U.S. use of antipersonnel landmines except in Korea.
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