ROUND TABLE “LANDMINES; NAIROBI SUMMIT ON A MINE FREE WORLD” TO BE HELD IN
YEREVAN NOV 29
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 24. ARMINFO. A round table entitled “Landmines;
Nairobi Summit on a Mine Free World” organized by the International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will be held at the Combined Meeting
Room of Congress Hotel on Nov 29, 2004.
ICRC Office in Yerevan told ARMINFO that the round table is dedicated
to the First Review Conference of the Convention on the Prohibition on
Anti-personnel Mines also referred to as the Ottawa Convention. The
Review Conference entitled “Nairobi Summit on Mine Free World” will
take place from November 29 to December 3, 2004. The aim of the summit
is to review the achievements of the Convention in the past five years.
During the round table Becky Thomson, the ICRC Mine Action Advisor for
the Caucasus will highlight the role of the media in explain the mine
danger to an at population as well as mobilizing the international
community to respond. She will also elaborate on the importance of
the Nairobi Summit.
The Ottawa Convention is a part of the International Humanitarian Law
(IHL). As the guardian of IHL the ICRC supports sovereign states to
adhere to relevant international treaties.