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Bangkok Symposium to Advance Victim Assistance Efforts 15-16 June

May 8, 2015

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The Bangkok Symposium will be held on 15-16 June in the Thai capital. The symposium aims to assist States to “strengthen national assistance programmes” and “integrate landmine assistance programmes in a broader disability perspective.” The symposium represents continuity the effort to ensure full, equal and effective participation of mine victims. In 2013, Thailand, with the […]

“Bridges”: Stronger Support of Landmine Survivors

April 23, 2015

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At an event  in Geneva on 23 April, convened by Costa Rica, the Chair of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention’s Committee on Victim Assistance, experts explored ways to follow-up on the Bridges between Worlds global conference that took place in Medellin, Colombia in April 2014. Experts called for global discussions on supporting landmine survivors to […]

Cluster Munition Victim Assistance—4MSP

September 24, 2013

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At the Fourth Meeting of States Parties (4MSP) to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, 10-13 September 2013, states rededicated themselves to fulfilling their victim assistance obligations under the convention. Also, in the margins and lunch breaks of the meeting, victim assistance stood out as a hot topic of discussion and interest. States and civil society […]

The Mine Ban Treaty & the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

April 17, 2013

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The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Common Agenda A statement presented by Paramdeep Mtharu, of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit (ISU) on the 9th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva,  15 April 2013: read the […]

CCM Intersessional Meeting—April 2013

March 11, 2013

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The third Intersessional Meeting to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 to 18 April 2013. Technical Workshops Technical workshops will be organised on 15:00, 15 April 2013, in Geneva at the WMO. The objectives of the victim assistance workshop are as follows: To understand victim assistance in […]

CCM Meeting of States Parties 2012 – Victim Assistance

September 7, 2012

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 The Third Meeting of States Parties (3MSP) to the CCM takes place in Oslo, Norway, from 11 September 2012. Victim assistance will be discussed on Wednesday 12 September. Update [15/9/12]: Statements from the victim assistance session are now available here States Parties with victim assistance obligations under Article 5 of the CCM (and other states […]

CCM Intersessional Meetings & Protocol V Meeting of Experts April 2012

March 22, 2012

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Convention on Cluster Munitions The 2012 CCM Intersessional Meetings is taking place from 16-19 April 2012 in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) building in Geneva, Switzerland. More information on the victim assistance discussion on 16 April.  Download victim assistance statements and interventions from the meeting. Follow these links for more information on the  victim assistance provisions of […]