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Unfinished Business: The Ottawa Treaty at 20.
December 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm EST
The Ottawa Treaty, which bans anti-personnel mines, is one of Canada’s greatest contributions to global peace and security. On December 4th, we celebrate twenty years since the Treaty was signed. In the last two decades great progress has been achieved, with the Landmine Monitor reporting over two dozen states completely cleared of mines, a 68% decrease in annual number of casualties, over 51 million stockpiled mines destroyed and 162 states joining the Treaty. However, mines still pose a threat to millions in dozens of countries and there are new landmine emergencies in places such as Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Myanmar, causing many civilian casualties and hindering humanitarian, stabilisation and development efforts.
This half-day conference on December 4th aims to bring together parliamentarians, government officials, diplomats, civil society, deminers and landmine survivors to celebrate the success of the Treaty, whilst also discussing current policy issues relating to its implementation. These discussions will include Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, the new landmine emergency, and the policy changes needed to meet the goal to complete mine clearance by 2025.
Canadian Landmine Foundation
Canadian Red Cross
International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Landmine Free 2025 Campaign
Mines Action Canada (MAC)
Mines Advisory Group (MAG)
The HALO Trust
11:30 – 12:50
Welcome Luncheon & Keynote Address
Panel 1: The Ottawa Treaty and the Feminist International Assistance Policy
13:50 – 14:15
Panel 2: Landmines: Removing lethal barriers to development
15:15 – 15:30
Panel 3: Landmines, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and displacement
16:30 – 17:30
Click here to register and view the full program. Deadline to register is Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
Should you have any questions please, contact Marie-Louise Doyle, Event Producer at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 613-818-8854.