I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb.

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College (Takoma Park, Maryland)
July 1, 2020
Mine Ban Treaty

The Mine Ban Treaty is officially titled the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction. It bans antipersonnel mines and stockpiles, and prohibits states from producing or transferring them. It also obligates states to conduct mine risk education, and provide assistance to other state parties and for the care and rehabilitation of survivors. States must ensure the terms of the Treaty are upheld in their territory and provide progress reports.

Opened for Signature: 3 December 1997

Entry into force: 1 March 1999

Official Text: https://www.un.org/Depts/mine/UNDocs/ban_trty.htm

Status and Signatories: http://www.icbl.org/en-gb/the-treaty/treaty-status.aspx

ACA Backgrounder: https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/ottawa