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ANAMA ATTENDED 9TH MEETING OF THE STATES PARTIES TO THE MINE BAN TREATY

During 24-28 November 2008, Mr. Nazim Ismaylov, ANAMA Director attended the Week of the 9th Meeting of the States Parties dedicated to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on Their Destruction, organized in Geneva, Switzerland where he came up with the statement on the overall status of mine action activities in Azerbaijan and once again emphasized all the efforts of the Government of Azerbaijan for supporting the ideas reflected in the Convention and noted the measures which are implemented to fight against the mine threat in the country. During the meeting, the progress in implementing the APMBT provisions was assessed by hundreds of delegates from governments, international agencies and civil society from over 100 countries. Agenda of the meeting covered discussions on reviewing of general status of the implementation of Ottawa Convention with emphasis on mine clearance and destruction of stockpiles, Mine Risk Education and Mine Victim Assistance.