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New Perspectives for a World Without Mines | 9 May 2007 | Brussels

Special event on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

Palais d’Egmont

Academic session in the presence of HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium

  • Testimony of victims (Firoz Ali Alizada & Song Kosal)
  • Statement by Mr. Karel De Gucht, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Statement by H.R.H. Prince Mired of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, President of the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation
  • Statement by Mr. André Flahaut, Minister of Defence (delivered by Senator Mahoux)
  • Statement by Mr. Maxwell Gaylard, Director of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
  • Statement by Mr. Armand de Decker, Minister of Development Cooperation
  • Statement by Mrs. Sylvie Brigot, General Director of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
  • Messages of young people

Roundtable: Experiences, assessment and prospects of the Convention

Chairperson: Mr. Werner Bauwens, Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

  • Ambassador André Mernier: the 1997 Brussels Conference
  • Mr. Kerry Brinkert, Manager of the Implementation Support Unit of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban convention of the Geneva International Center for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD): 10 years since the anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention became effective PDF 39KB
  • Ambassador Jean Lint: The universalization of the Convention PDF 28KB
  • Mrs. Daniela Dicorrado-Andreoni, Head of Sector of Conventional Disarmament and Human Security of the European Commission: the EU demining policy
  • Mr. Stan Brabant, Head of the Policy Unit of Handicap International Belgium: The experience in the field
  • Ambassador Papa Omar Ndiaye, Director of the National Mine Action Center of Senegal and Mr. Jonmahmad Rajabov, Manager of the Mine Action Center of Tajikistan: The role of the Convention in affected countries