University General Assembly 3


Vee Hlwatika
South Africa

Cite as

Prohibiting the Use, Stockpiling and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and their Destruction

Committee: General Assembly Three Country: Finland

Modern Anti-personnel mines were first used in 1862, however, as the awareness that the detriments caused by these weapons outweighed their benefits the Ottawa Treaty of 1997 banning the use, stockpiling and transfer of these weapons was signed by 122 member states of the United Nations.

Although Finland did not sign the Ottawa Treaty until 2012, we have long since been active supporters and generous contributors to the human...