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A Global Ban on Anti-Personnel Mines: Treaty Signing Conference and Mine Action Forum

The Convention opened for signature in Ottawa on 3 and 4 December 1997 and at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 5 December 1997.

It entered into force on 1 March 1999, six months after the fortieth instrument of ratification had been deposited.

Representatives of States Parties, international and non-governmental organization commemorating 20 years of the landmine ban at the symbolic Broken Chair, in Geneva.
The monument was commissioned by Handicap International in 1997, calling for all States to sign the Convention. Click to enlarge.