Symposium on Landmines [Archives:1997/44/Local News]

November 3 1997

Starting on Monday, November 3rd, a two-day regional symposium on anti-personnel landmines is held in Sanaa. It is organized by the Yemeni government, the Landmines Awareness Committee, the Swedish Radda Barnen Organization, the UNDP, the UNICEF, and the International Red Cross organization. Around 80 people, representing various Middle Eastern governments and NGOs, are expected to take part in the symposium. The invited governments should declare their policies vis a vis the proposed treaty banning anti-personnel landmines to be signed during the upcoming conference on landmines due to be held in Ottawa, Canada, during 2nd to 4th of December.