Landmine Monitor 2021

Media Advisory

This wil be broadcast live on UN TV.

What:    Landmine Monitor 2021

When:   Wednesday 10 November 2021, at 10:00 CET

Where:  Hybrid (Zoom/Palais des Nations-UNOG)
Hosted by UNIDIR, Paul Holtom, head of conventional arms unit 

  • Ruth Bottomley, Landmine Monitor 2021 Editor, Impact (contamination, clearance, risk education)
  • Mark Hiznay, Landmine Monitor 2021 Editor, Ban Policy, and Human Rights Watch Arms Division Associate Director
  • Marion Loddo, Final editor of Landmine Monitor 2021 and Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Editorial Manager
  • Loren Persi, Landmine Monitor 2021 Editor, Impact (casualties and victim assistance)
Landmine Monitor 2021 provides a global overview of efforts to universalize and fully implement the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, ensure clearance of mine contaminated areas, deliver risk education to affected communities, and assist victims of these weapons. More generally, the report assesses the international community’s response to the global landmine situation, focusing on calendar year 2020 with information included up to October 2021.
It covers mine ban policy, use, production, trade, and stockpiling globally; contains information on developments and challenges in assessing and addressing the impact of mine contamination and casualties through clearance, risk education, and victim assistance; and documents global trends in support for mine action.

Note to the press: At the press conference, which will be held in English, some of the world's leading experts on antipersonnel mines will be on hand to answer questions from the media. The report - only - in English, will be available on request and under embargo before the launch of the report, while its general conclusions will be available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Country data will also be available on the Internet.

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