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International Day for Mine Awareness AND LEND YOUR LEG DAY 2014

JOIN US FOR LEND YOUR LEG! LEND YOUR LEG  is being held in anticipation of The United Nations’ International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action which is observed on April 4th each year. LYL aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication. “Mine action” refers to a range of […]

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MARCH 1ST MARKS 15 YEARS OF THE MINE BAN TREATY

March 1, 2014 marks exactly 15 years since the Mine Ban Treaty entered into force and began making a difference in mine-affected communities globally – saving lives by ensuring the removal and destruction of landmines, as well as providing assistance to mine victims. Since then, the Mine Ban Treaty has been recognized as a model […]

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Action Needed on Long-Awaited US Landmine Policy Review

  On February 19, the US Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit, with the support of the European Union, held a symposium at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC on the United States and the Mine Ban Treaty. Senior PSALM students and members of WVCBL […]

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“Making a World of Difference” Art and Photo Exhibit by PSALM/WVCBL

JANUARY 2104 “Making a World of Difference” Art and Photo Exhibit by PSALM: PROUD STUDENTS AGAINST LANDMINES and CLUSTER BOMBS/WVCBL: West Virginia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Bombs opened on January 10th, 2014 at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.  “Making a World of Difference” acknowledges and honors individuals and organizations that […]

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How Soon is “Soon?”

DECEMBER 2013 How Soon is “Soon?” 4 Years Later and World Still Waiting for Conclusion of Obama Administration’s Landmine Policy Review In response to pressure from civil society, the Obama administration began a review of U.S. landmine policy in December 2009. Four years later, we are still waiting for the outcome of that review. Today […]

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WVCBL joins the U.S. Campaign to Ban Cluster Bombs To Call for U.S. to Reject  Any Possible Use of Cluster Munitions in Syria Washington, D.C.— TheWest Virginia Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Bombs joins the U.S. Campaign to Ban Cluster Bombs to call on the United States to refrain from using any form of cluster […]

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Fourth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

From September 9-13th, 2013 stakeholders from States Parties, signatory states, observer states, UN agencies, international organizations and civil society will gather in Lusaka, Zambia, for the Fourth Meeting of States Parties (4MSP) to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) is an international treaty that addresses the humanitarian consequences and […]