University General Assembly 3
United States of America


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Position Paper: United States of America

Throughout the course of the 20th century, the world has observed the grown in popularity for the usage of anti-personnel mines in warfare. Today, there are well over 110 million unexploded anti-personnel mines around the globe. Many of these harmful devices outlive the conflicts they were intended for, and gravely injure or kill millions of innocent citizens including the lives of children. In many cases the locations of the anti-personnel mines are lost or forgotten, making the task of de-mining extremely time-consuming, difficult and hazardous.

The campaign to ban anti-personnel mines is one of the major humanitarian initiatives of the ...