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Saving lives from remnants of war: UN urges more action to stem risks from mines
4 Apr 2011 -    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for universal adherence to all international treaties prohibiting the use and stockpiling of landmines, and appealed for support for mine awareness and clearance efforts, which he said are necessary to create a safer world for all. In his message to mark the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the Secretary-General applauded the 156 States which are party to the Mine Ban Treaty, the 55 countries that have ratified the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and the 99 others that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Full story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37999&Cr=landmines&Cr1=
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