The USCBL, currently coordinated by Handicap International, is a coalition of thousands of people and U.S. non-governmental organizations working to: (1) ensure no U.S. use, production, or transfer of antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions; (2) encourage the U.S. to join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions; and (3) secure high levels of U.S. government support for clearance and assistance programs for victims of landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war.
The USCBL is the U.S. affiliate of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)—the co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize—and is a member of the Cluster Munition Coalition, an international coalition working to protect civilians from the effects of cluster munitions by promoting universal adherence to and full implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Latest News from USCBL
- February 3, 2014: Action Needed on Long-Awaited US Landmine Policy Review
- December 5, 2013: U.S. Once Again Fails to Announce Promised Landmine Policy Review Outcome
- September 13, 2013: Calls for Universalization of Cluster Munition Ban at Global Treaty Meeting
- August 29, 2013: U.S. Campaign to Ban Cluster Bombs Calls for U.S. to Reject Any Possible Use of Cluster Munitions in Syria
Check out the great trailer below from our friends at "The Eyes of Thailand."
"The Eyes of Thailand" tells the amazing and heroic true story of Soraida Salwala, a passionate woman who dedicated ten years of her life to help two elephant landmine survivors walk again. Treating their wounds was only part of their journey; building elephant-sized prostheses was another. For more information go to www.eyesofthailand.com.
Watch the 2012 Lend Your Leg Video Here!
For more on the Mine Ban Treaty, go to www.icbl.org
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