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Press Releases » Landmine Monitor Report 2007: List of Release Events


On Monday 12 November, the major, global findings of Landmine Monitor Report 2007 will be released during a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva. Also on 12 November, the global mine action findings will be presented at a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia. A briefing on report findings in the Middle East and North Africa will be held on 14 November in Amman, Jordan, and report findings will be presented to delegates at the Eighth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty (8MSP) on 18 November at the Dead Sea, Jordan. On and after 12 November, national and regional release events will be held in Aden, Ankara, Auckland, Baku, Brasília, Brussels, Damascus, Dushanbe, Helsinki, Kiev, Lilongwe, Luxembourg, Lusaka, Manipur, New Delhi, Peshawar, Phnom Penh, Skopje, Sukhum, Tokyo and Yerevan.

The report is embargoed until 12 November. Report findings may not be circulated, cited or otherwise used until 12 November. Media articles are embargoed until 08:00 GMT on 12 November.

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 – 12 November

  • 09:00 GMT/ 10:00 local time
  • Press conference in Salle III at the Palais des Nations in Geneva
  • Speakers: Stephen Goose, ICBL Head of Delegation; Ian Doucet, Landmine Monitor Editor-in-Chief; and Katleen Maes, Landmine MonitorVA Coordinator
  • Program: Release of the major, global report findings, followed by a question and answer period
  • Contact: Jackie Hansen, mobile +41-76-222-69-68 and +1-613-851-5436, email lm@icbl.org

SERBIA: Thematic Release – 12 November

  • 11:00 GMT/ 12:00 local time
  • Press conference in the MediaCenter, SavaCenter, Belgrade
  • Speakers: Suzana Srnic Vukovic, Balkans Researcher; Petar Mihajlovic, Serbian Mine Action Center Director; Emil Jeremic, NPA Regional Representative; Stuart Maslen, Landmine Monitor Mine Action Coordinator
  • Program: Release of the findings of the mine action regional report and a summary of global mine action findings, presentation on the Serbia mine/UXO situation and a presentation on NPA’s work in the Balkans
  • Contact:Suzana Srnic Vukovic, email srnicvukovic@yahoo.co.uk

JORDAN: Regional Release – 14 November

  • 07:00-07:30 GMT/ 09:00-09:30 local time
  • Press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman, Jordan
  • Speakers: His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Al-Hussein and Landmine Monitor Editorial Team members
  • Program: The Landmine Monitor Editorial Team will brief journalists on the major findings of Landmine Monitor Report 2007 focusing on the Middle East and North Africa region, and His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Al-Hussein will discuss mine action progress in Jordan. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period
  • Contact: Jackie Hansen, mobile +1-613-851-5436, email lm@icbl.org

ZAMBIA: Regional Release – 27 November

  • Release of Landmine Monitor Report 2007 at a regional workshop for Southern African Development Community-Civil Society Organization (SADC-CSO) members on landmines and cluster munitions in Lusaka
  • Contact: Dr. Robert E. Mtonga, tel +260-977-842-922, email zambia@icbl.org

Other Release Events

CYBERSPACE: Online report release – 12 November

  • 08:00 GMTonline at www.icbl.org/lm/2007
  • Release of the Annual Report and Executive Summary
  • Contact: lm@icbl.org

ABKHAZIA – 12 November

  • 12:00 GMT/ 15:00 local time in Sukhum
  • Speakers: Vladimir Kakalia, AbCBL Coordinator and Landmine Monitor Researcher; and Aslan Kutsnia, Landmine Monitor Researcher.
  • Program: Release of major and national report findings in Abkhaz and Russian at the UNDP Information Office, hosted by the Abkhazia Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • Contact: Vladimir Kakalia, tel. +995-447-02984, email abcbl@icbl.org

ARMENIA – 30 November

  • 10:00 GMT/ 14:00 local time in Yerevan
  • Speakers: Jemma Hasratyan and representative from OSCE/Armenia
  • Program: Release of major and national report findings, and the dissemination of information from the 8MSP for government officials, UN and other international organizations, civil society, media and representatives from mine-affected regions
  • Contact: Jemma Hasratyan, tel. +374-10-53-68-02, email armenia@icbl.org, aawue@arminco.com

AZERBAIJAN – 13 November

  • 09:00 GMT/ 13:00 local time
  • Program: Press Conference at the InternationalPressCenter in Baku, hosted by the Azerbaijan Campaign to Ban Landmines (AzCBL)
  • Speakers: Hafiz Safikhanov, AzCBL Director and Landmine Monitor Researcher, and Colin Bent, International Mine Action Program Young Professional
  • Contact: Colin Bent, tel +99-412-494-1458/+99-4-50-768-0689, email cgbent@gmail.com

BELGIUM – 12 November

  • 09:30 GMT/ 10:30 local time
  • Program: Press conference at the ResidencePalace, InternationalPressCenter in Brussels, hosted by Handicap International
  • Contact: Stan Brabant, tel +32-2-286-50-59, email stan.brabant@handicap.be

BRAZIL – 12 & 13 November

Sao Paulo Release – 12 November

  • GMT 21:00/ 19:00 local time
  • Program: Press conference, photo exhibition, and screening of a documentary about the landmine problem in the Americas, directed by Vinicius Souza and Maria Eugenia de Sa
  • Contact: Cristian Ricardo Wittmann, tel. +55-55-84034134, email cristian@icbl.org

Brasilia Release – 13 November

  • 15:00 GMT/ 13:00 local time,in the National Congress, Brasilia
  • Program: Round table discussion with parliamentarians and embassy officials
  • Contact: Cristian Ricardo Wittmann, tel. +55-55-84034134, email cristian@icbl.org

CAMBODIA – 13 November

  • Briefing in Phnom Penh, hosted by the Cambodia Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • Speakers: Denis Coghlan in English and NharNy in Khmer
  • Contact: Denise Coghlan, tel. +855-23-880-139, email camban@online.com.kh

CANADA – 12 November

  • Press release issued by Mines Action Canada (MAC) reporting on global and national report findings
  • Contact: Nancy Ingram, tel. 1-613-241-3777, email nancy@minesactioncanada.org

FINLAND – 12 November

  • 09:00 GMT/ 11:00 local time in Helsinki
  • Speakers: Sanna Rummakko, Landmine Monitor researcher and Defence Ministry representatives
  • Program: Press conference releasing major report findings in conjunction with discussion of Finland’s role in banning cluster munitions
  • Contact: Laura Lodenius, tel. +358-407177762, email laura.lodenius@rauhanliitto.fi

INDIA – 14 December

  • 04:30-06:30 GMT/ 10:00-12:00 local time, at the conference room at Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI), New Delhi
  • Report release and panel discussion, "Challenges of Human Security in India: the increase in landmines and IED blasts," organized by CAFI
  • Speakers: Lt. General Dr. BS Malik, President, CAFI; Ambassador Satnam Jit Singh, Diplomatic Advisor to the ICBL; Jacqueline Edwards, Mines Action Canada/SARD; Ms. Binalakshmi Nepram, CAFI and Landmine Monitor Researcher; and Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray, Institute of Conflict Management, New Delhi
  • Contact: Binalakshmi Nepram, tel. +91-98-91-210-264, email binalakshimi@gmail.com; Jacqueline Edwards, tel. +91-99-99-454-035, email india@dangermines.ca

ITALY – 12 November

  • Press release issued by Campagna Italiana contro le mine to newspaper, television and radio outlets in Italy
  • Contact: Tibisay Ambrosini, tel. + 39-06-85800693/+ 39-348-1049619, email giovani@campagnamine.org

JAPAN – 13 November

  • 08:00-09:00 GMT/ 17:00-18:00 local time, at the Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines (JCBL) office in Tokyo
  • Speakers: Yasuhiro Kitagawa, JCBL Representative; Toshihiro Shimizu, JCBL Steering Committee; and Yukie Osa, Landmine Monitor Researcher
  • Program: Press conference to release global and regional report findings to Japanese media, followed by a question and answer period
  • Contact: Ms. Junko Utsumi, Secretary General of JCBL, tel. +81-3-3834-4340, email utsumi@jcbl-ngo.org

LUXEMBOURG – 13 November

  • 16:00 GMT/ 17:00 local time
  • Meeting and press conference with Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, to discuss major report findings, hosted by Handicap International Luxembourg
  • Contact: Jerome Bobin, tel. +352-42-80-60-31, email communication@handicap-international.lu

MACEDONIA – 13 November

  • 10:00 GMT/ 11:00 local time
  • Briefing in Skopje, hosted by the Institute for Democracy
  • Speakers: Country researcher Dane Taleski, representatives of the Directorate for Protection and Rescue
  • Contact: Dane Taleski, tel. +389-71-211-437, email danetaleski@yahoo.com

MALAWI – 12 November

  • 07:00 GMT/ 9:00 local time
  • Speakers: Undule Mwakasungura, CHRR and Brigaider Chimowa, Mine Action Centre Coordinator
  • Program: Press conference at office of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) in Lilongwe
  • Contact: Undule Mwwakasungura, tel. 265-1-761-688, email undule@sdnp.org.mw

NEW ZEALAND – 12 November

  • 02:15 GMT/ 15:15 local time at RangitotoCollege, NorthShore, Auckland
  • Speakers: David Hodge, RangitotoCollege Principal; Mary Wareham, Oxfam New Zealand Advocacy Director and Landmine Monitor Pacific Researcher
  • Program: Mary Wareham will speak to students of RangitotoCollege and present a copy of Landmine Monitor Report 2007 to the school to conclude a semester in which students studied the global landmine problem as part of the national curriculum on social action
  • Contact: Peter Harwood, tel +64-21-304-049

PAKISTAN – 13 November

  • 07:00 GMT/ 12:00 local time in Peshawar
  • Release of global and national report findings at a press conference organized by the Sustainable Peace and Development Organisation (SPADO) and the Community Appraisal and Motivation Program (CAMP), followed by a question and answer period
  • Contact: Raza Shah Khan, email spado@icbl.org, and Naveed Ahmad, email camp@camp.org.pk

POLAND – 13-17 November

  • Distribution of report materials at the Fourth Regional Friedrich Born International Humanitarian Law Moot Court, Lecture and Competition in Warsaw
  • Marta Kulikowska, tel. +48-0-22-32-61-239, email marta.kulikowska@pck.org.pl

SUDAN – 14 November

  • 06:00-11:00 GMT/ 09:00-14:00 local time at the Mogtaribeen office, Khartoum
  • Program: Presentation and discussion of national report findings as part of a landmine advocacy workshop, organized by the Sudan CBL
  • Contact: Abdelatie Eid, SudanCBL Coordinator,email abdelatie@hotmail.com and sudancbl@gmail.com; Hiba Elhassan, Landmine Monitor Researcher, email hibaelhassan@yahoo.com

SYRIA – 12 November

  • Press conference at DamascusUniversity in Damascus, hosted by the Arab Net for Research on LM and ERW
  • Program: PowerPoint presentation and posting of e-material in Arabic on anrolm.net
  • Contact: Dr. Ghassan Shahrour, tel. +963-11-313-4263, email afodafro@scs-net.org

TAJIKISTAN – 12 November

  • 05:00-07:30 GMT/ 10:00-12:30 at Korean Restaurant in Dushanbe
  • Program: Conference including the presentation of global and national report findings, discussion of the national cluster munition situation and the global movement to ban cluster munitions, and the presentation of a short documentary on cluster munitions
  • Contact: Aziza Hakimova, Tajikistan ICBL, email tajikistan@icbl.org

TURKEY – 12 November

  • 09:00 GMT/ 11:00 local time in Ankara
  • Press conference organized by Initiative for a Mine-Free Turkey at the Parliament building in Ankara
  • Speakers: Diyarbak?r MP Abdurrahman Kurt, Turkish Parliament spokesperson for the Human Rights Examination Commission, Nesim Öner, landmine survivor, and Muteber Ö?reten, Initiative for a Mine-Free Turkey and Landmine Monitor Researcher
  • Contact: Muteber Ö?reten, email bilgi@mayinsizbirturkiye.org

UKRAINE – 12 November

  • Briefing in Kiev, hosted by Ukraine Peacekeepers Veterans Association
  • Speakers: Yuri Donskoy, UPVA/ICBL/CMC; Vitaliy Shved, UMACC; Valentin Safonov, CARS Foundation; Kostyantyn Antoshchuk, USVA/Mine Victims Union; Vladimir Zakharenkov, Soyuzniki Charity Foundation; and Vladimir Petrachenko, Transimpex EOD/Demining Company
  • Contact: Yuri Donskoy, tel. +380-44-270-7144, email yuridonskoy@yahoo.com

YEMEN – 14 November

  • 07:00 GMT/ 10:00 local time
  • Press conference at the YemenMineAwarenessAssociationCenter in Aden, hosted by the Yemen Mine Awareness Association
  • Speakers: Mohamed Saleh Masoud, Gamila Mohamed Awda and Aisha Saeed
  • Program: Briefing of global and local mine situation and joint MRE activities by Yemen Mine Awareness Association and Yemen Mine Action Committee
  • Contact: Aisha Saeed, tel. +967-2231602, email asaeed@scsmena.org

ZAMBIA – 12-13 November

  • Seminar at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, hosted by Zambian Campaign to Ban Landmines, with the participation of the Zambian Mines Action Centre and local NGOs
  • Program: Two-Day Seminar – “Looking Back in Order to Look Forward: 10 Years of the Mine Ban Treaty Implementation in Zambia,” including release of Zambia national report findings
  • Contact: Dr. Robert E. Mtonga, tel +260-977-842-922, email zambia@icbl.org

25 Oct 2007

Adam Gassner <adamSPAMFILTER@icbl.org>