Swiss President and Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter, visited the offices of the Convention's Implementation Support Unit (ISU) on 3 October during events to inaugurate the Maison de la Paix in Geneva.
The ISU and its host, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, are located in the third tower of this state-of-the-art building, which is intended to be a key centre of international expertise.
The European Union has welcomed the engagement of a dozen States that have not yet joined the Convention during a seminar, organized by the Convention’s Implementation Support Unit.
The seminar was meant to broaden understanding of the humanitarian impact and limited utility of anti-personnel mines. (Full details here.)
Publications: Just released – Bridges between Worlds: Chairperson’s Summary
Bridges between Worlds was a global conference that addressed fundamental questions about the place of landmine victim assistance in other domains.
The conference summary highlights that those who care deeply about the fulfilment of the Convention’s promise to survivors have much in common with those concerned with the wellbeing and the rights of others injured and living with disabilities regardless of the cause.