Afghanistan striving to be mine-free by 2023

Although Afghanistan has been cleared of nearly 80 per cent of the landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) buried during conflicts, these weapons still pose serious threats to the lives of thousands of citizens.

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Tensions between Colombia and Venezuela "put citizens at risk"

The lack of a political solution to the on-going tensions between Colombia and Venezuela is of great concern, according to a top UN official in the region.

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