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Today is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

April 4, 2011

From the United Nations News Centre:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for universal adherence to all international treaties prohibiting the use and stockpiling of landmines, and appealed for support for mine awareness and clearance efforts, which he said are necessary to create a safer world for all...


“Mine clearance prevents an indiscriminate weapon from causing harm and havoc long after conflicts have ended, while also creating jobs, transforming danger zones into productive land and setting societies on course for lasting security,” said Mr. Ban...

UN development agencies are working to connect mine action with broader development plans to promote agricultural production, strengthen infrastructure, improve water supply and provide better education and health services, he added, saying the efforts would help affected States achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

Click here for the full story - UN News Centre

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VIDEO: The United Nations Mine Action Service, narrated by Academy Award nominated star of "The Hurt Locker", Jeremy Renner