Austria, in its role as the Convention's Presidency, has thanked the Convention's stakeholders that participated in the Second International Pledging Conference for the Implementation of the Convention which took place on 28 February.
The Conference also featured the participation of H.E. Michael Linhart, Austrian Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, who called on the States Parties to redouble their “efforts to reach the 2025 goal that we have set for ourselves”. More than 35 States and 9 international and non-governmental organizations participated in the pledging conference.
Archive photo provided by the Republic of Algeria
After decades of work, Algeria has become the second North African nation to free its territory from antipersonnel mines by clearing over 12,000 hectares of land and destroying more than one million landmines.
Algeria thus becomes the 30th State Party to fulfill its mine clearance obligation under the Convention.
Congratulations Algeria! - Read more about it here.