Links & Further Reading

Canadian Organizations


Canadian Red Cross

Canadian wing of theĀ International Committee of the Red Cross.

Global Affairs Canada

Canadian Ministry of Global Affairs.

Humanity & Inclusion Canada (formerly Handicap International)

Canadian wing of HI.

Mines Action Canada

An international leader working to eliminate the serious humanitarian, environmental and development consequences of indiscriminate weapons.

International Organizations

Anti-Personnel Landmine Ban Convention

Official website of the Ottawa Treaty, aka The Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction.


Working to prevent the unintended, unnecessary or unacceptable harm caused by certain weapons.

Cluster Munition Coalition

An international civil society campaign working to eradicate cluster munitions, prevent further casualties from these weapons, and put an end to the suffering they cause.

Convention on Cluster Munitions

An international treaty of more than 100 States that addresses the humanitarian consequences and unacceptable harm caused to civilians by cluster munitions, through a categorical prohibition and a framework for action.

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

An expert organisation working to reduce the impact of mines, cluster munitions and other explosive hazards, in close partnership with mine action organisations and other human security actors.

The HALO Trust

British NGO with mine action programs in dozens of countries around the world.


Humanity & Inclusion (formerly Handicap International)

An independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.


International Campaign to Ban Landmines

A global network in some 100 countries that works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines, where landmine survivors can lead fulfilling lives.

International Day of Mine Awareness

On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

Landmine & Cluster Munition Monitor

An initiative providing research for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC). It produces several research products including the annual Landmine Monitor and Cluster Munition Monitor reports, online country profile reports, as well as factsheets and maps.

E-Mine: The United Nations Mine Action Gateway

Portal to all United Nations mine action activities and agencies.

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

UNMAS works to eliminate the threat posed by mines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices by coordinating United Nations mine action, leading operational responses at the country level, and supporting the development of standards, policies and norms.