University General Assembly 3


Sylvania Jeshuani

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Every year, anti-personnel landmines kill 3,000 to 4,000 people; approximately 80% of these casualties are civilian. In at least 78 countries, mines are an ongoing reminder of conflicts which have been over for for decades. The issue of the use stockpiling, production, and transfer of anti-personnel mines is both a humanitarian issue that cannot be ignored and a considerable impediment to the rehabilitation and development of mine-affected countries. In response to the issue at hand, members of the international community have entered into certain international accords, including the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-pe...