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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    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

    Meet the Survivor Corps Cartagena Team: Ramiz Becirovic

    My name is Ramiz Becirovic and I am working as Advocacy Coordinator in Landmine Survivors Initiatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many of you know me—I’ve had the privilege and honor to work with Tirza, Nerina and many of you in developing text of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York and also to work with other issues. I’ve been working here in Bosnia and Herzegovina for 5 years now and am looking forward to working together at the Cartagena Conference. I used to practice dancing and am going to apply for that 5 km race to get back in shape and lose some of my stomach!

    October 09, 2009, 1:21pm   Comments