Tuesday, April 04, 2006

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

The United Nations declared that April 4 will be the "International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action" Want to learn more about the UN movement to deal with demining? Check out the Electronic Mine Information Network at: http://www.mineaction.org/index.asp. You can read the treaty "Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. Oslo, 18 September 1997" at: http://www.mineaction.org/downloads/APMBC.pdf. The United States has not signed onto this treaty, but to see who has you can use the United Nations Treaty Collection (password available at the reference desk). For additional resources on this topic, check out the UN subject guide.

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