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March 1st: Entry Into Force Anniversary of MBT

The Treaty The 1997 Mine Ban Treaty is a legally binding international agreement that bans the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of antipersonnel mines and places obligations on countries to clear affected areas, assist victims, and destroy stockpiles.The Treaty is the best framework for solving the problems still posed by antipersonnel mines all over the […]

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ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ICBL

ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ICBL As a teacher who has been “at it” for quite a while I can attest to the fact that many times the students become the teachers and the teacher becomes the student. In 1999, I assigned a project to my art students: design an artwork that […]

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The Campaign that Changed the World

ICBL-CMC has been working with mine action partners to highlight 30 years of successful civil society mine action. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines was founded in 1992 by six organizations including Handicap International (now Humanity and Inclusion), Human Rights Watch, Mines Advisory Group, Physicians for Human Rights and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. In 2011, the ICBL merged with […]

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10th Anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions

December 3rd marks the 10th anniversary of the signature of the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions provides the only international framework for eradicating these weapons.Its disarmament provisions comprehensively prohibit the use, production, transfer, and stockpiling of cluster munitions, as well as assistance with any of these banned activities, and require […]

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 20th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty

The 20th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty took place 21-25 November 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.  ICBL joins VA Expert meeting in margins of 20MSP – You can follow here. ICBL 20MSP Meeting Statements   Read the ICBL-CMC Statement on the ocassion of the 20MSP Closing, here. Official Documents

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Landmine Monitor 2022

WVCBL/PSALM wish to thank the Monitor teams for their extraordinary work researching landmines and cluster munitions. Launched November 2022, the 24th edition of the Landmine Monitor focuses on calendar year 2021, with information included up to October 2022 when possible.  The 24th annual Landmine Monitor report provides a global overview of efforts to universalize and fully implement the […]

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10th Meeting of States Parties

The 10th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions took place in Geneva 30 August to 2 September, 2022. Cluster Munition Coalition delegates join states and civil society mine action partners in the meeting taking place this week. See all information including agenda, and relevant documents for the meeting including the final […]

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US Announces Alignment with Mine Ban Treaty Objectives

PSALM/WVCBL were grateful to hear that the United States announced alignment with the Mine Ban Treaty Objectives. We strongly urge the U.S. to continue to move forward and join the Mine Ban Treaty. Human Rights Watch Landmines: US Moves Closer Toward Global BanGeographic Exception to Mine Ban Is Unnecessary  The Biden administration’s pledge not to […]

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WVCBL/PSALM DENOUNCE USE OF CLUSTER BOMBS IN UKRAINE

PSALM MEMBERS JOIN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN DENOUNCING USE OF CLUSTER BOMBS IN UKRAINE As members of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC), the West Virginia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster bombs as well as student organization, PSALM,  strongly condemns the confirmed use of cluster munitions by Russian forces in […]

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NO GREATER LOVE: PSALM ART EXHIBIT 2022

“NO GREATER LOVE”: quote used to introduce some great sacrifice or demonstration of selfless goodwill. The phrase comes from the New Testament of the Bible (John 15:13): “Greater love hath no person than this, than to lay down their life for others.” Each year, PSALM (PROUD STUDENTS AGAINST LANDMINES AND CLUSTER BOMBS) prepare an exhibit […]