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The Mine Ban Convention after 10 years: achievements and challenges

02-11-2009 Legal Fact Sheet

This fact sheet highlights the achievements of the Mine Ban Convention, ten years after its entry into force. It also outlines the remaining challenges that will need to be addressed by the 156 States party to the Convention, at the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World (29 November-4 December 2009), the name given to the Second Review Conference of the Convention.


  • The Cartagena summit on a mine-free world

  • Universalizing the Convention and its norms

  • Stockpile destruction

  • Mine clearance

  • Victim assistance

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