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Reference : V-F-CR-F-01264-N
Date : 20/06/2014
Title : 15 years on from mine ban : no time for complacency
Duration : 00:04:07
Director : FELL, Nicola Eva
Cameraman : various
Editor : FELL, Nicola Eva
Person appearing :
LAWAND, Kathleen (head of Arms unit, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
FELL, Nicola Eva
Production reference : AV189N
Description : Wars should end when the fighting stops. Yet today's conflicts are still creating deadly legacies that kill and maim years later.
15 years on from the anti-personnel mine ban, states who signed up will meet next week in Mozambique to take stock.
More than three-quarters of the world's countries (161 states) have so far joined the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and mine use has dropped dramatically as a result. Real progress has been made toward the eradication of these deadly weapons.
Nevertheless, there are over 60 mine-affected states and areas where past as well as ongoing internal conflicts kill and injure thousands of people each year. Kathleen Lawand of ICRC's Arms Unit says: “There has been confirmed reports of use of antipersonnel mines in certain countries where there are ongoing conflicts and what's particularly of concern is that this has been happening in States party to the convention.”
The convention also requires states to destroy their stockpiles of anti-personnel mines. Before the ban was adopted, more than 130 states possessed landmines. Since then, over 45 million anti-personnel mines have reportedly been destroyed. Today, it is estimated 40 States still stockpile.
Original language : International soundtrack
English title : 15 years on from mine ban : no time for complacency
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422