(Washington, D.C.) February 10, 2014 — On Wednesday, February 19, the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines and the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit, with the support of the European Union, are holding an event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., on the United States and the Mine Ban Treaty. Confirmed speakers include Nobel Peace Laureate Ms. Jody Williams and Prince Mired Bin Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan, Special Envoy for the Mine Ban Convention.
The event will be livestreamed and livetweeted.
The event is hosted by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit and Human Rights Watch on behalf of the United States Campaign to Ban Landmines, with the support of the European Union.
The United States and the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Keynote Addresses (9:30am-9:55am)
François Rivasseau, Deputy Head
European Union Delegation to the United States
1997 Nobel Peace Laureate
Prince Mired Bin Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan
Special Envoy for the Mine Ban Treaty
Statement by Senator Patrick Leahy
read by Channapha Khamvongsa, Legacies of War
U.S. Expert Panel Discussion (10:00am-11:15am)
Roots of Peace
Human Rights Watch Arms Division
Center for International Stabilization and Recovery
Lt. Gen. Robert Gard (Ret.)
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Closing Remarks (11:20am-11:30am)
Henrique Banze of Mozambique (invited)
President-Designate of the Mine Ban Treaty’s Third Review Conference
To RSVP, please see details of the invitation.