Canadian Landmine Foundation http://canadianlandmine.org Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:18:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Lloyd Axworthy: Another Chance to Bury the Scourge of Landmines http://canadianlandmine.org/lloyd-axworthy-another-chance-to-bury-the-scourge-of-landmines http://canadianlandmine.org/lloyd-axworthy-another-chance-to-bury-the-scourge-of-landmines#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:18:54 +0000 http://canadianlandmine.org/?p=3093 In a recent article published in The Globe and Mail, former foreign minister of Canada from 1995 to 2000 and current Board of Directors member for the Canadian Landmine Foundation Llyod Axworthy, commented on what he views as yet another diplomatic opportunity for Canada to bury the scourge of landmines. U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration]]> http://canadianlandmine.org/lloyd-axworthy-another-chance-to-bury-the-scourge-of-landmines/feed 0 Pentagon Backs Obama’s Stance on Landmines http://canadianlandmine.org/pentagon-backs-obamas-stance-on-landmines http://canadianlandmine.org/pentagon-backs-obamas-stance-on-landmines#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:36:47 +0000 http://canadianlandmine.org/?p=3081 The Obama Administration recently made a public commitment to not produce or otherwise acquire any anti-personnel landmines in the future. The announcement, made by spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden of the U.S. National Security Council, was delivered at the Third Review Conference of the Ottawa Treaty in Maputo, Mozambique. Since the announcement by Obama’s administration, the new]]> http://canadianlandmine.org/pentagon-backs-obamas-stance-on-landmines/feed 0 New American Stand on Landmines http://canadianlandmine.org/new-american-stand-on-landmines http://canadianlandmine.org/new-american-stand-on-landmines#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:23:13 +0000 http://canadianlandmine.org/?p=3076 The Obama administration announced at the Third Review Conference of the Ottawa Treaty in Maputo, Mozambique that it will not produce or otherwise acquire any anti-personnel landmines in the future, including replacing expiring stockpiles. Spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden of the U.S. National Security Council  said in a statement: “Our delegation in Maputo made clear that we]]> http://canadianlandmine.org/new-american-stand-on-landmines/feed 0 Ottawa Treaty 3rd Review Conference http://canadianlandmine.org/ottawa-treaty-3rd-review-conference http://canadianlandmine.org/ottawa-treaty-3rd-review-conference#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:42:16 +0000 http://canadianlandmine.org/?p=3051 The Third Review Conference on the Ottawa Treaty (Mine Ban Treaty) will be held next week in Maputo, Mozambique from June 23 – 27. In advance of the conference, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) has issued a Completion Challenge,  encouraging all current States Parties to complete their major treaty obligations within the next 10]]> http://canadianlandmine.org/ottawa-treaty-3rd-review-conference/feed 0 Mine Detection Animals in Action http://canadianlandmine.org/mine-detection-animals-in-action http://canadianlandmine.org/mine-detection-animals-in-action#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:27:08 +0000 http://canadianlandmine.org/?p=3042 Despite a growing interest in the development of mine detection technologies, the removal of many anti-personnel landmines and explosive remnants of war remains the work of professional personnel who work with well-trained animals. In the past, the Canadian Landmine Foundation (CLMF) has funded the training of mine detection dogs, and recently trained rats have also]]> http://canadianlandmine.org/mine-detection-animals-in-action/feed 0