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"I want to thank the Arms Control Association … for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war."

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
Senator
January 28, 2004
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