landmines

UN teams up with actor Jeremy Renner in new film on Afghanistan

Actor Jeremy Renner, who shot to fame playing a bomb disposal expert in the Academy Award-winning film The Hurt Locker, took a five-day visit to Afghanistan in late 2010 to highlight the efforts of the United Nations to remove landmines.

On global Mine Action Day, Ban urges States to abide by pacts against landmines

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for universal adherence to all international treaties prohibiting the use and stockpiling of landmines, and appealed for support for mine awareness and clearance efforts, which he said are necessary to create a safer world for all.