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Events » Landmine Monitor Report 2008: List of Release Events


On Friday 21 November, the major, global findings of Landmine Monitor Report 2008 was released during a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva. Report findings were presented to delegates at the Ninth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (9MSP) on 21 November in Geneva, Switzerland. On and after 21 November, national and regional release events will be held in Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cambodia, Colombia,France, Germany, India,Indonesia,Italy,Japan,Tajikistan,Turkey,Yemen.

For more information, to amend an event listing or to inform us of a release event not listed, please email lm@icbl.org.

Global and Regional Release Events

SWITZERLAND: Global Release – 21 November

  • 09:00 GMT/ 10:00 local time
  • Press conference in at the Palais des Nations in Geneva
  • Program: Release of the major, global report findings, followed by a question and answer period

Other Release Events

CYBERSPACE: Online report release – 21 November

  • 05:00 GMT online at www.icbl.org/lm/2008
  • Release of the Annual Report and Executive Summary

Afghanistan – 21 November

  • Press Release

Australia– March 2009

  • Program: Concert in Western Australia.

Azerbaijan – 21 November

  • 08:00 GMT/ 12:00 local time in Baku
  • Speakers: Hafiz Safikhanov, AzCBL Director and Landmine Monitor Researcher, and Elena Klimenko, International Mine Action Program Young Professional.
  • Program: Press Conferenceat the InternationalPressCenter "News" in Baku, hosted by the Azerbaijan Campaign to Ban Landmines (AzCBL). Presentation of information regarding the release of Landmine Monitor Report 2008 and the current landmine situation in Azerbaijan and the world. Distribution of translation of the Landmine Monitor Report 2008 section on Azerbaijan.

Belgium– 21 November

  • Press Release

Cambodia – TBC

Colombia– TBC

Finland– 21 November

  • Press Release

– 26 November

  • Press Conference

France– 21 November

  • Press Release

Germany– TBC

  • Press Release

India– 6 December

  • 10:00 to 13.00 local time
  • Location: Conference Room, Control Arms Foundation of India, B 5/146, First Floor, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 110029
  • Program: Control Arms Foundation of India would like to invite you to the India launch of the Landmine Monitor 2008. This will be followed by a panel discussion on "Addressing Rising Insecurity in India: Ways to Control Spread and Proliferation of Arms, Light Weapons, Landmines & IEDs". Various dignitaries, activists, humanitarian agencies, scholars and the media will be taking an active part.

Indonesia – 21 November

Italy – TBC

Japan– 21 November

  • Press Release

Nepal – 21–30 November, TBC

Tajikistan – 8 December

  • 09:00 GMT/ 14:00 local time in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
  • Speakers: Aziza Hakimova, Executive Director, NGO "Harmony of the World"; Rudi Rahbar.
  • Program: Press Conference in Meeting premises of TMAC (Tajik Mine Action Cell), Dushanbe, Tajikistan.Introduction by ICBL Tajikistan, followed by release of Landmine Monitor, distribution of media kits, discussion period and joint press conference together with TMAC: 1. Oslo Conference fruits, 2. LM 2008 Release, 3. Other issues.

Turkey – 21 November

Yemen– 6 December

  • Press Release