Policy Brief: The Ottawa Treaty's 2025 Goal for Clearance
In 2014, States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (Ottawa Treaty) made a commitment to complete mine clearance by 2025. Four years later, tremendous progress has been made, with clearance completed in 29 states and one other area. Despite the achievements, there is significant work to do, with 62 states and areas still working towards completion.
This brief explores some of the key issues relevant to achieving the 2025 goal and sets out recommendations to help the mine action community reach it effectively. Download the full report below.
State of Play: The Landmine Free 2025 Commitment
Ottawa Treaty states agreed in 2014 to complete all clearance of anti-personnel landmines by 2025. This was an ambitious goal, but an achievable one with a step-change in political commitment and funding. This report looks at what needs to change to achieve completion in four countries – Angola, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Each faces different challenges to stay on track for completion, showing why it is critical to look deeper than global trend data.
This report should leave no doubt that there is an unacceptable human price of delaying clearance, a cost borne by over 60 million people from some of the world’s poorest communities. The Landmine Free 2025 campaign is about generating political will to ensure that no mine-affected community is forgotten. It is about keeping promises and making the choice to achieve the possible. Download the full report below.