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Press Releases » Landmine Monitor 2013 Launch - 28 November

Landmine Monitor 2013 will be launched at the UN in Geneva on 28 November. Media are invited to attend and the report will be available online globally after the event. Details below:

Event: Landmine Monitor 2013 Report Launch
Where: Press Room III, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
When: Thursday, 28 November 2013, 10:00AM


Welcome and Introduction - UNIDIR

Overview of Report Findings: Mr. Mark Hiznay, Senior Researcher, Arms Division, Human Rights Watch and ban policy editor for Landmine Monitor 2013. Mr. Jeff Abramson, Program Manager, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, ICBL-CMC and final editor for Landmine Monitor 2013

Closing remarks: Ms. Kasia Derlicka-Rosenbauer, Director, International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)

Also available for questions: Ms. Kathryn Millett, Norwegian People’s Aid and mine action final editor for Landmine Monitor 2013. Mr. Loren Persi, ICBL-CMC and victim assistance co-editor for Landmine Monitor 2013

This press conference will release the global findings of Landmine Monitor 2013, the fifteenth Annual Report produced by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). The report provides an overview of implementation and universalization of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and reviews compliance by all states with the prohibitions on the use, production, transfer, and stockpiling of antipersonnel landmines. The 2013 report highlights new independent information on suspected use of landmines by armed forces in Yemen, a State Party to the Mine Ban Treaty. It provides updated land clearance, funding, and global casualty figures, as well as new details of victim assistance efforts.

Landmine Monitor 2013 is being issued in advance of the convention’s Thirteenth Meeting of States Parties, which will be held in Geneva on 2-5 December 2013. Hard copies of the press release and Landmine Monitor 2013 report will be distributed. The press release will be available in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. The report will be available in English. The press conference will be held in English.
 Members of the Landmine Monitor Editorial Team, some of the world’s leading experts on antipersonnel landmines, will be on hand to answer media questions.


For more information or to schedule an interview, contact:

Jared Bloch, ICBL-CMC Media and Communications Manager, Geneva (CET), Mobile +41-78-685-11-46 or email jared [at] icblcmc [dot] org

Jeff Abramson, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Coordinator, United States (EDT), Mobile 1-646-527-5793 or email jeff [at] icblcmc [dot] org