Handicap International [to 28 June 2014]
U.S. Takes Tentative Steps Towards Mine Ban Treaty Accession
June 27, 2014
Maputo, Mozambique — Handicap International welcomes today’s Obama Administration statement, promising the United States “will not produce or otherwise acquire antipersonnel mines not in compliance with the (Mine Ban) treaty.” The U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique, Douglas Griffiths, read the U.S. statement today at the Third Review Conference to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. The statement lists a number of steps the U.S. will take to “ultimately allow us to accede,” he read, to the landmark treaty banning anti-personnel landmines.
“It gives us great relief that the U.S. is banning the production of these deadly weapons,” said Elizabeth MacNairn, executive director of Handicap International U.S. “To hear them speak about accession to the treaty as a foreseeable goal is a cause for celebration. We feel one step closer to joining the world community – 161 other nations – in banning this deadly weapon. Landmine victims and their families around the world are ready for the U.S. to accede to the treaty.”..
Handicap Int’l-US @HI_UnitedStates • Jun 27
http://WhiteHouse.gov press statement on its #landmine policy statement: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/27/fact-sheet-changes-us-anti-personnel-landmine-policy … #3RevCon @banminesusa
Handicap Intl UK @HI_UK • Jun 27
.@HI_UK welcomes @DFID_UK response to IDC report & eagerly awaits disability framework’s development @AlanDuncanMP http://bit.ly/1pHjZig
Handicap Int’l-US @HI_UnitedStates • Jun 26
In Maputo, Mozambique, HI presented a performance that highlighted the rights of people left disabled by #landmines.
Handicap Int’l-US @HI_UnitedStates • Jun 23
HI Co-Founder Jean-Baptiste Richardier tells Obama to submit the Mine Ban Treaty to the Senate now for ratification http://bit.ly/1pv1Dkp
Handicap Intl UK @HI_UK • Jun 26
Handicap International expands team in Iraq to support most vulnerable people who cannot access aid http://bit.ly/1wBHPjv