Friday, February 28, 2014

A new report is now available containing the proceedings from the symposium on the U.S. and the Mine Ban Treaty held February 19.

The U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines has published a report on the symposium on the United States and the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty that it held together with the Mine Ban Treaty Implementation Support Unit at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. on February 19.

The report features keynote addresses from the event by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams, Mine Ban Treaty envoy Prince Mired Bin Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan, the European Union's François Rivasseauand Senator Patrick Leahy.

An expert panel on the U.S. and landmines featured remarks by Gen. Robert Gard, U.S. landmine survivor Prof. Ken RutherfordSteve Goose of Human Rights Watch, and Heidi Kuhn of Roots of Peace.

Ambassador Amélia Sumbana of Mozambique delivered closing remarks on behalf of the President-Designate of the Mine Ban Treaty’s Third Review Conference, which will be held in Maputo in June 2014.

Read the full report here