16 August 2021
ICBL-CMC Statement of Solidarity with Afghan Public & Mine Action Community
(Geneva, 16 August) - ICBL-CMC supports all efforts towards a landmine and cluster munition-free and peaceful Afghanistan. We call on all actors to uphold the progress made in eliminating harm from these indiscriminate weapons, respecting the emerging international norm against any use, and ensuring continuation of the country’s longstanding commitment to the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munitions. State Party Afghanistan joined the Mine Ban Treaty in 2003 and the Convention on Cluster Munitions in 2011.
ICBL-CMC expresses solidarity with the people of Afghanistan and those providing assistance to landmine and cluster munition survivors, carrying out mine clearance and risk education, conducting research, and advocating for the human rights and humanitarian protection of ALL Afghans – girls, boys, women, men.