UNITED STATES UPDATES LANDMINE POLICY
Ottawa, Canada (September 23, 2014) The United States announced an update to their new policy regarding landmines today. In June at a treaty meeting in Mozambique the US announced its intentions "to pursue solutions that would be compliant with and ultimately allow us to join the Ottawa Convention." In a brief statement today a spokesperson said that the United States policy on landmines outside the Korean Peninsula will be aligned with the Ottawa Treaty.
Mines Action Canada Commends Government of Canada for Completing Destruction of Cluster Munition Stockpiles
Today, Canadian representatives at the Fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions announced that the destruction of Canada’s cluster munition stockpile was completed in June 2014.
The Convention on Cluster Munitions bans the use, production, trade and stockpiling of cluster munitions. Although Canada is not yet a state party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Canada has fulfilled the stockpile destruction obligations found in the convention.
Dramatic drop in funding
Dramatic drop in funding by Canada overshadows record lows in landmine casualties as clearance and funding reach new peaks; yet antipersonnel mine use by Yemen and a small number of states and armed groups must be urgently addressed
MAC Launching New Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
We’re excited to announce that Mines Action Canada is involved with the new Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. To learn more about this campaign check out the Canadian website at: www.stopkillerrobots.ca.
Canadian Government Supporting Landmine Survivors in Colombia