Somalia joins Mine Ban Treaty #160

Posted in: Mine Ban Treaty — on May 22, 2012

The New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM) welcomes Somalia’s accession to the international treaty banning landmines. Somalia is the 160th country to join the Mine Ban Treaty and the last member from Sub-Saharan Africa.

Continue Reading…

Lend Your Leg on April 4th

Posted in: Events — on March 24, 2012

On Wednesday April 4th, the New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM) held a cross-parliamentary Lend Your Leg action at Parliament urging New Zealanders to lend their support of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and for disarmament.

Continue Reading…

Protest Syria’s use of banned landmines

Posted in: Events — on March 14, 2012

The New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM) has written a formal letter to Syrian Ambassador Tammam Sulaiman expressing its “profound dismay” at the Syrian army’s use of antipersonnel landmines on its borders with Turkey and Lebanon. CALM has called on States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, including New Zealand and Turkey, to condemn Syria’s use of this banned weapon. Finally, CALM has urged Lebanon to accede to the Mine Ban Treaty without delay and to condemn Syria’s use of antipersonnel mines. Continue Reading…

NZ government urged to push mine ban

Posted in: Media Release,Pacific — on March 1, 2012

The New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM) is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to continue New Zealand’s strong support for the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. March 1, 2012, marks 13 years since the treaty banning antipersonnel landmines became binding international law. Continue Reading…

NZ funding mine clearance in Cambodia

Posted in: Media Release — on December 2, 2011

The New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM) welcomes the New Zealand government’s decision to provide US $1.05 million (NZD $1.3 million) to clear landmines in north-west Cambodia. New Zealand announced the funding contribution today in Phnom Penh during an annual meeting of state parties to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Continue Reading…

New Zealand to demine the West Bank

Posted in: Media Release — on October 29, 2011

The New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM) welcomes the government’s decision to contribute $2.8 million to mine clearance efforts in the West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It is disappointed that at the same time a long-standing contribution of New Zealand defence personnel to the United Nations mine action headquarters in New York has been terminated. Continue Reading…

Cambodian fundraiser

Posted in: Outreach — on October 14, 2011

Support landmine survivors by participating in our Trade Me auction! Four more Cambodian bags have been listed on Trade Me in the following colours: OrangeGreenPurple, and Blue with an auction deadline of Thursday, 20 October 2011. Continue Reading…

Fundraiser for Cambodian survivors

Posted in: Media Release,Outreach — on October 7, 2011

The New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM) is fundraising for Cambodian landmine survivors ahead of the Mine Ban Treaty’s annual meeting to be held in Phnom Penh in seven weeks time. Continue Reading…

Wellington talk by Mary Wareham

Posted in: Events,Outreach — on September 28, 2011

New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines coordinator Mary Wareham is giving a public talk on the status of the campaigns to ban landmines and cluster bombs, including New Zealand’s engagement, on Monday, October 3rd starting at 5:00pm at Victoria University of Wellington (Cotton 304).

See the Facebook notice by VicIDS.

US pressures Pacific against landmine ban

Posted in: Media Release,Pacific — on September 23, 2011

The New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines (CALM) welcomes Tuvalu’s accession to the Mine Ban Treaty and calls on the United States to stop pressuring Pacific nations against joining the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines. ”Tuvalu has come through on its long-held promise to ban landmines,” said Mary Wareham, CALM Coordinator. Continue Reading…

Next Page »