Ban hails 'life-saving work' of eliminating landmines on International Day

Having witnessed first-hand the devastation – including grievous injuries and environmental damage – wrought by landmines, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed commitment to rid the world of the scourge.

Efforts to rid world of landmines must go on, Ban says on anniversary of landmark treaty

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the tireless efforts undertaken over the past decade to rid the world of anti-personnel landmines, while stressing that much work remains to eliminate this global scourge.