The View covers breaking news and media on the Cartagena Summit on a Mine-Free World.

From November 30th to December 4th, 2009, hundreds of international organizations will meet in Cartagena, Colombia to assess the impact of the 1997 Ottawa Treaty, a watershed agreement between states and nations to ban all anti-personnel mines.

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    On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, ICBL and CMC urge governments to end landmine suffering

    The International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition have issued the following press release, which provides detailed information about Cartagena Summit, the Mine Ban Treaty, and their histories. Although targeted at educating government officials, this is an excellent source for anyone seeking background information on these topics or links to other resources.

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    December 02, 2009, 5:22pm   Comments

    Get ready to Rumble in Cartagena!

    • Event: “Rumble in Cartagena” Quad Rugby Match
    • Hosted by: Survivor Corps, the ICBL, the CMC and Fundacion Arcangeles
    • Date: Wednesday, December 2
    • Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Location: Colegio Salesianos

    December 3 marks the anniversary of the signing of both the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and the Convention on Cluster Munitions as well as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On the eve of this day, a celebratory event will take place that weaves a memorable sports game with words by key figures in promoting victim assistance and the rights of persons with disabilities. After the game, spectators will have the chance to have a hands-on experience with quad rugby. They will be encouraged to jump in the chairs and have a friendly game with the athletes. The exhibition will end with a cocktail and live music.

    For more information: olivia@icbl.org

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    December 02, 2009, 12:01pm   Comments

    Campaign calls on governments to stop funding production of cluster bombs

    Photo: Simon Conway

    (London, 28 October 2009) Almost one year on from the historic signing of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Oslo in December 2008, campaigners are launching a call on governments to stem the flow of money to producers of these indiscriminate weapons.

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    October 29, 2009, 11:51am   Comments

    Meet the Survivor Corps Cartagena Team: Albert Nzamukwereka

    My name is Albert, and it will be a great pleasure to meet all of you in Cartagena in November.

    I am the Country Program Coordinator of Survivor Corps in Rwanda (East Africa) and I have been working with SC since last year.  I am happy to be part of this amazing team. I’ve been involved in monitoring and advocacy of the Committee of the Cluster Munitions Coalition (CMC), the Mine Ban Treaty, and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).

    I hope our meeting achieves its goals of ensuring the implementation of all related treaties.

    October 09, 2009, 1:55pm   Comments