Today, International Mine Action Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States to continue efforts to eliminate landmines.

The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action “is a reminder that millions of people in nearly 80 countries still live in fear of landmines and explosive remnants of war,” Mr. Ban said.

But thanks to the work of Member States, the UN, non-Governmental organizations (NGOs) and countries affected by mines, “we have made real gains in our mine actions,” he said.

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