Zambia is a State Party to the MBT and the CCM
MBT Article 5 clearance deadline: Completed
CCM Article 4 clearance deadline: Completed
During the period 1960-1990, liberation movements and various other groups, established military camps throughout Zambia. Although conventional minefields were not laid in Zambia, mines, unexploded submunitions and other items of UXO were left around military camps, roads and border crossings where combat between rebels and armies from neighboring countries were taking place.
NPA conducted in 2008-2009 a mine mapping survey in Zambia. All previously known mine contaminated areas had been cleared by the Zambian army.
Based on the results of the NPA survey, which indicated that Zambia was no longer contaminated with anti-personnel mines or anti-tank mines, the national authorities declared that Zambia had fulfilled its obligations under Article 5 of the MBT. Furthermore, with assistance from NPA, Zambia was also able to meet its Article 4 obligations of the CCM.
News from Zambia
The Third Review Conference of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty concluded Friday in Maputo, Mozambique. From 23-27 June 2014, 79 countries came together to assess progress made over the last 15 years to implement the treaty’s comprehensive ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of antipersonnel mines and obligations to clear mine contaminated land and provide assistance to landmine victims.
A report by Dutch peace organisation PAX has found that the lack of obligations on Coalition Forces to help clean-up after using depleted uranium (DU) weapons has resulted in Iraqi civilians and workers continuing to be exposed to the radioactive and toxic heavy metal years after the war.
The Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, concluded with a call from the Mexican hosts for states to launch a diplomatic process to ban nuclear weapons. Over 140 governments participated from all regions of the world.
On Thursday 13 February, 146 states are gathered in Nayarit, Mexico for the second international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. “The momentum from the Oslo conference last year has become even stronger. It is now time to start discussing the steps towards a ban on nuclear weapons”, said Liv Tørres, Secretary General at Norwegian People’s Aid.
The 13th Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty opened today in Geneva amid controversy over allegations of recent use of antipersonnel mines by Yemen.
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